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204 Right of appeal to county court on point of law.E+W

(1)If an applicant who has requested a review under section 202—

(a)is dissatisfied with the decision on the review, or

(b)is not notified of the decision on the review within the time prescribed under section 203,

he may appeal to the county court on any point of law arising from the decision or, as the case may be, the original decision.

(2)An appeal must be brought within 21 days of his being notified of the decision or, as the case may be, of the date on which he should have been notified of a decision on review.

[F1(2A)The court may give permission for an appeal to be brought after the end of the period allowed by subsection (2), but only if it is satisfied—

(a)where permission is sought before the end of that period, that there is a good reason for the applicant to be unable to bring the appeal in time; or

(b)where permission is sought after that time, that there was a good reason for the applicant’s failure to bring the appeal in time and for any delay in applying for permission.]

(3)On appeal the court may make such order confirming, quashing or varying the decision as it thinks fit.

(4)Where the authority were under a duty under section 188, 190[F2, 199A] or 200 to secure that accommodation is available for the applicant’s occupation[F3, F4... they may] secure that accommodation is so available—

(a)during the period for appealing under this section against the authority’s decision, and

(b)if an appeal is brought, until the appeal (and any further appeal) is finally determined.

Textual Amendments

F1S. 204(2A) inserted (30.9.2002) by 2002 c. 7, s. 18(1), Sch. 1 para. 17(a) (with s. 20(4)); S.I. 2002/1736, art. 2(1), Sch. Pt. 1; S.I. 2002/2324, art. 3 (subject to transitional provisions in art. 4)

F3Words in s. 204(4) substituted (31.7.2002 for E. and 30.9.2002 for W.) by 2002 c. 7, s. 18(1), Sch. 1 para. 17(b) (with s. 20(4)); S.I. 2002/1799, art. 2; S.I. 2002/1736, art. 2(1), Sch. Pt. 1

F4Words in s. 204(4) omitted (3.4.2018) by virtue of Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (c. 13), ss. 4(6), 13(3); S.I. 2018/167, reg. 3(d) (with reg. 4(1))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 183-218 modified (3.4.1997) by S.I. 1997/797, art. 2(1)

C2S. 204(4) restricted (8.1.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 55(4)(b) (with s. 159); S.I. 2002/2811, art. 2, Sch.

S. 204(4) restricted (prosp.) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 54, 162(2), Sch. 3 para. 1(1)(j) (with s. 159)

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