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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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74Circumstances in which the duty in section 73 ends
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(1)The duty to an applicant under section 73 comes to an end in any of the circumstances described in subsections (2), (3), (4), or (5), if the applicant has been notified in accordance with section 84.

(2)The circumstances are the end of a period of 56 days.

(3)The circumstances are that before the end of a period of 56 days the local housing authority is satisfied that reasonable steps have been taken to help to secure that suitable accommodation is available for occupation by the applicant.

(4)The circumstances are that the local housing authority is satisfied (whether as a result of the steps it has taken or not) that—

(a)the applicant has suitable accommodation available for occupation, and

(b)the accommodation is likely to be available for occupation by the applicant for a period of at least 6 months.

(5)The circumstances are that—

(a)the applicant, having been notified of the possible consequence of refusal or acceptance of the offer, refuses an offer of accommodation from any person which the authority is satisfied is suitable for the applicant, and

(b)the authority is satisfied that the accommodation offered is likely to be available for occupation by the applicant for a period of at least 6 months.

(6)The period of 56 days mentioned in subsections (2) and (3) begins on the day the applicant is notified under section 63 and for this purpose the applicant is to be treated as notified on the day the notice is sent or first made available for collection.

(7)The period of 6 months mentioned in subsection (4)(b) and (5)(b) begins on the day the notice under section 84 is sent or first made available for collection.

(8)See section 79 for further circumstances in which the duty in section 73 comes to an end.

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