Homelessness & Domestic Violence
Housing Law case report: Homelessness & Domestic
Homelessness and Domestic Violence
Ms A fled her matrimonial home with her children because of
domestic violence from her husband.
She applied as homeless to the Council. The Council refused to
accept a duty to house her because they did not consider her to be
homeless; they said she was not at risk of domestic violence in the
matrimonial home and she could return.
We requested a review of the Council’s decision.
The Council refused to accommodate Ms A pending the outcome of
the review and we obtained a court order compelling the Council to
We were successful in the review of the Council’s decision and
the Council subsequently located a new accommodation for Ms A and