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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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86Procedure on review
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(1)The Welsh Ministers may make provision by regulations as to the procedure to be followed in connection with a review under section 85.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may, for example,—

(a)require the decision on review to be made by a person of appropriate seniority who was not involved in the original decision, and

(b)provide for the circumstances in which the applicant is entitled to an oral hearing, and whether and by whom the applicant may be represented at such a hearing, and

(c)provide for the period within which the review must be carried out and notice given of the decision.

(3)The authority, or as the case may be either of the authorities, concerned must notify the applicant of the decision on the review.

(4)The authority must also notify the applicant of the reasons for the decision, if the decision is—

(a)to confirm the original decision on any issue against the interests of the applicant, or

(b)to confirm that reasonable steps were taken.

(5)In any case they must inform the applicant of his or her right to appeal to the county court on a point of law, and of the period within which such an appeal must be made (see section 88).

(6)Notice of the decision is not be treated as given unless and until subsection (5), and where applicable subsection (4), is complied with.

(7)Notice required to be given to a person under this section must be given in writing and, if not received by that person, 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 person or on his or her behalf.

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