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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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88Right of appeal to county court on point of law
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(1)An applicant who has requested a review under section 85 may appeal to the county court on any point of law arising from the decision or, as the case may be, the original decision or a question as to whether reasonable steps were taken if the applicant—

(a)is dissatisfied with the decision on the review, or

(b)is not notified of the decision on the review within the time prescribed under section 86.

(2)An appeal must be brought within 21 days of the applicant being notified of the decision or, as the case may be, of the date on which the applicant should have been notified of a decision on review.

(3)The court may give permission for an appeal to be brought after the end of the period allowed by subsection (2), but only if it is satisfied—

(a)where permission is sought before the end of that period, that there is a good reason for the applicant to be unable to bring the appeal in time, or

(b)where permission is sought after that time, that there is a good reason for the applicant’s failure to bring the appeal in time and for any delay in applying for permission.

(4)On appeal the court may make such order confirming, quashing or varying the decision as it thinks fit.

(5)Where the authority was under a duty under section 68, 75 or 82 to secure that suitable accommodation is available for the applicant’s occupation, it may secure that suitable accommodation is so available—

(a)during the period for appealing under this section against the authority’s decision, and

(b)if an appeal is brought, until the appeal (and any further appeal) is finally determined.

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