I represented a homeless family of four who the local authority was housing in interim accommodation.
The family had been living in unsuitable and unsafe temporary accommodation for four years. The damp and mould in the property was making the children ill. They made various complaints to the local authority but these complaints fell on deaf ears. Additionally, they were getting nowhere when bidding for property on the local authorities housing allocations system.
THANKS TO LEGAL AID, I was able to make representations to the local authority about the unsuitability of the accommodation. The local authority agreed to move the family to more suitable temporary accommodation. They also reviewed the families banding on the local authorities allocations system, and last week the family were offered a three bedroom permanent property.