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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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76Circumstances in which the duty in section 75 ends
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(1)The duty to an applicant under section 75(1) comes to an end in any of the circumstances described in subsections (2), (3), (6) or (7), if the applicant has been notified in accordance with section 84.

(2)The circumstances are that the applicant accepts—

(a)an offer of suitable accommodation under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 (allocation of housing), or

(b)an offer of suitable accommodation under an assured tenancy (including an assured shorthold tenancy).

(3)The circumstances are that the applicant, having been given notice in writing of the possible consequence of refusal or acceptance of the offer, refuses—

(a)an offer of suitable interim accommodation under section 75,

(b)a private rented sector offer, or

(c)an offer of accommodation under Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996,

which the authority is satisfied is suitable for the applicant.

(4)For the purposes of this section an offer is a private rented sector offer if—

(a)it is an offer of an assured shorthold tenancy made by a private landlord to the applicant in relation to any accommodation which is available for the applicant’s occupation,

(b)it is made, with the approval of the authority, in pursuance of arrangements made by the authority with the landlord with a view to bringing the authority’s duty under section 75 to an end, and

(c)the tenancy being offered is a fixed term tenancy for a period of at least 6 months.

(5)In a restricted case, the local housing authority must, so far as reasonably practicable, bring its duty to an end by securing a private rented sector offer; for this purpose, a “restricted case” means a case where the local housing authority would not be satisfied as mentioned in section 75(1) without having regard to a restricted person (see section 63(5)).

(6)The circumstances are that the local housing authority is satisfied that the applicant has become homeless intentionally from suitable interim accommodation made available for the applicant’s occupation—

(a)under section 68 and which continues to be made available under section 75, or

(b)under section 75.

(7)The circumstances are that the local housing authority is satisfied that the applicant has voluntarily ceased to occupy as his or her only or principal home, suitable interim accommodation made available for the applicant’s occupation—

(a)under section 68 and which continues to be made available under section 75, or

(b)under section 75.

(8)See section 79 for further circumstances in which the duty in section 75(1) comes to an end.

(9)In this section “fixed term tenancy” has the meaning given by Part 1 of the Housing Act 1988.

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