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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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78Deciding to have regard to intentionality
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(1)The Welsh Ministers must, by regulations, specify a category or categories of applicant for the purpose of this section.

(2)A local housing authority may not have regard to whether or not an applicant has become homeless intentionally for the purposes of sections 68 and 75 unless—

(a)the applicant falls within a category specified under subsection (1) in respect of which the authority has decided to have regard to whether or not applicants in that category have become homeless intentionally, and

(b)the authority has published a notice of its decision under paragraph (a) which specifies the category.

(3)Subsection (4) applies where a local housing authority has published a notice under subsection (2) unless the authority has—

(a)decided to stop having regard to whether or not applicants falling into the category specified in the notice have become homeless intentionally, and

(b)published a notice of its decision specifying the category.

(4)For the purposes of section 68 and 75, a local housing authority must have regard to whether or not an applicant has become homeless intentionally if the applicant falls within a category specified in the notice published by the authority under subsection (2).

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