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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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85Right to request review
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(1)An applicant has the right to request a review of the following decisions—

(a)a decision of a local housing authority as to the applicant’s eligibility for help;

(b)a decision of a local housing authority that a duty is not owed to the applicant under section 66, 68, 73, or 75 (duties to applicants who are homeless or threatened with homelessness);

(c)a decision of a local housing authority that a duty owed to the applicant under section 66, 68, 73, or 75 has come to an end (including where the authority has referred the applicant’s case to another authority or decided that the conditions for referral are met).

(2)Where the duty owed to an applicant under section 73 has come to an end in the circumstances described in section 74(2) or (3), an applicant has the right to request a review of whether or not reasonable steps were taken during the period in which the duty under section 73 was owed to help to secure that suitable accommodation would be available for his or her occupation.

(3)An applicant who is offered accommodation in, or in connection with, the discharge of any duty under this Chapter may request a review of the suitability of the accommodation offered to the applicant (whether or not he or she has accepted the offer).

(4)There is no right to request a review of the decision reached on an earlier review.

(5)A request for review must be made before the end of the period of 21 days (or such longer period as the authority may in writing allow) beginning with the day on which the applicant is notified of the authority’s decision.

(6)On a request being made to them, the authority or authorities concerned must review their decision.

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