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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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63Notice of the outcome of assessment
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(1)The local housing authority must notify the applicant of the outcome of its assessment (or any review of its assessment) and, in so far as any issue is decided against the applicant’s interests, inform the applicant of the reasons for its decision.

(2)If the authority decides that a duty is owed to the applicant under section 75, but would not have done so without having had regard to a restricted person, the notice under subsection (1) must also—

(a)inform the applicant that its decision was reached on that basis,

(b)include the name of the restricted person,

(c)explain why the person is a restricted person, and

(d)explain the effect of section 76(5).

(3)If the authority has notified or intends to notify another local housing authority under section 80 (referral of cases), it must at the same time notify the applicant of that decision and inform him or her of the reasons for it.

(4)A notice under subsection (1) or (3) must also—

(a)inform the applicant of his or her right to request a review of the decision and of the time within which such a request must be made (see section 85), and

(b)be given in writing and, if not received, is to be treated as having been given if it is made available at the authority’s office for a reasonable period for collection by the applicant or on the applicant’s behalf.

(5)In this Chapter, “a restricted person” means a person—

(a)who is not eligible for help under this Chapter,

(b)who is subject to immigration control within the meaning of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, and

(c)who either—

(i)does not have leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, or

(ii)has leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom subject to a condition to maintain and accommodate himself or herself, and any dependants, without recourse to public funds.

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