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The Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Provisions supplementary to Articles 8 and 10

12.—(1) The Executive may perform any duty under Article 8 or 10 (duties to persons found to be homeless) to secure that accommodation becomes available for the occupation of a person—

(a)by making available suitable accommodation held by it, or

(b)by securing that he obtains suitable accommodation from some other person, or

(c)by giving him such advice and assistance as will secure that he obtains suitable accommodation from some other person,

and in determining whether accommodation is suitable the Executive shall have regard to Chapter II of Part III and Part VI of the Order of 1981.

(2) The Executive—

(a)shall require a person to whom it is subject to a duty under Article 8 or 10 (interim duty to accommodate pending inquiries and duties to persons found to be homeless) to pay rent, in accordance with any rent scheme for the time being approved by the Department under Article 17 of the Order of 1981, in respect of any housing accommodation provided by the Executive itself; or

(b)may require such a person—

(i)to pay such reasonable charges as the Executive may determine in respect of accommodation which it otherwise secures for that person’s occupation; or

(ii)to pay such reasonable amount as it may determine in respect of sums payable by it for accommodation made available by another person.

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