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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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59Suitability of accommodation
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(1)In determining whether accommodation is suitable for a person, a local housing authority must have regard to the following enactments—

(a)Part 9 of the Housing Act 1985 (slum clearance);

(b)Part 10 of the Housing Act 1985 (overcrowding);

(c)Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 (housing conditions);

(d)Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (licensing of houses in multiple occupation);

(e)Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 (selective licensing of other residential accommodation);

(f)Part 4 of the Housing Act 2004 (additional control provisions in relation to residential accommodation);

(g)Part 1 of this Act (regulation of private rented housing).

(2)In determining whether accommodation is suitable for a person, a local housing authority must have regard to whether or not the accommodation is affordable for that person.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may by order specify—

(a)circumstances in which accommodation is or is not to be regarded as suitable for a person, and

(b)matters to be taken into account or disregarded in determining whether accommodation is suitable for a person.

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