If you need accommodation until the date of the appeal, ask the council to provide it. The council may be willing to provide accommodation even if they hadn’t done so before you started the appeal.
However, councils don’t have a legal responsibility to do so and in areas where there is very little housing available, many councils will refuse. If you are in this situation, get help immediately. An adviser may be able to:
- persuade the council that it should provide accommodation
- help you to make a separate appeal to the county court if the council still refuses to house you until the appeal.
The court can order the council to provide accommodation until your main appeal hearing if it believes that you have a strong case, which you will have difficulty bringing without accommodation, and will suffer particularly badly if accommodation is not provided.