Case Law: Hoarding, capacity and best interests: A Local Authority v X [2023] EWCOP 64

Pauline Bird

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When it comes to hoarding, local authorities have a number of options. In cases where attempts to engage with the individual have proven futile, it could be imperative to utilise mandatory measures of involvement. In this instance, the local government was requesting permission to take someone out of their own house so that essential repairs could be made to address hoarding-related problems. The Court of Protection has only addressed the hoarding issue in two documented cases.

You can read more about this case: here.

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