Mr. A was taken into hospital following deterioration in his long term health problems. He had been in rent arrears for a few months and, although entitled to housing benefit, had struggled to sort out his payments from hospital. Even though his landlord knew about his health problems he was served with court papers for possession proceedings whilst in hospital.
Moss & Co visited Mr A in the hospital four days before the court hearing. From this we were able to enter a Defence on the basis that his housing association was discriminating against him because of his disability. We also argued that their decision to evict was a disproportionate interference with Mr A’s right to respect for his home under the Human Rights Act. We were then able obtain an agreement from his landlords not to take the eviction any further.