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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Duties to persons found to be threatened with homelessness

11.—(1) This Article has effect as regards the duties owed by the Executive to an applicant where it is satisfied that he is threatened with homelessness.

(2) Where the Executive is satisfied that the applicant has a priority need and is not satisfied that he became threatened with homelessness intentionally, it shall take reasonable steps to secure that accommodation does not cease to be available for his occupation.

(3) Where—

(a)the Executive is not satisfied that the applicant has a priority need, or

(b)it is satisfied that he has a priority need but is also satisfied that he became threatened with homelessness intentionally,

it shall furnish him with advice and such assistance as it considers appropriate in the circumstances in any attempts he may make to secure that accommodation does not cease to be available for his occupation.

(4) Paragraph (2) does not affect any right of the Executive, whether by virtue of a contract, enactment or rule of law, to secure vacant possession of accommodation.

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