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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

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(1)Section 202 of the Housing Act 1996 (right to request review of decision) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (b)—

(i)for “190 to 193” substitute “ 189B to 193C ”;

(ii)omit “and 196”;

(b)after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)any decision of a local housing authority—

(i)as to the steps they are to take under subsection (2) of section 189B, or

(ii)to give notice under subsection (5) of that section bringing to an end their duty to the applicant under subsection (2) of that section,

(bb)any decision of a local housing authority to give notice to the applicant under section 193B(2) (notice given to those who deliberately and unreasonably refuse to co-operate),

(bc)any decision of a local housing authority—

(i)as to the steps they are to take under subsection (2) of section 195, or

(ii)to give notice under subsection (5) of that section bringing to an end their duty to the applicant under subsection (2) of that section,;

(c)omit the “or” at the end of paragraph (f);

(d)after paragraph (g) insert , or

(h)any decision of a local housing authority as to the suitability of accommodation offered to the applicant by way of a final accommodation offer or a final Part 6 offer (within the meaning of section 193A or 193C).

(3)After subsection (1A) insert—

(1B)An applicant may, under subsection (1)(h), request a review of the suitability of the accommodation offered whether or not the applicant has accepted the offer.

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I1S. 9(1)(2) in force at 12.2.2018 for specified purposes by S.I. 2018/167, reg. 2(b)

I2S. 9(1)(2) in force at 3.4.2018 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2018/167, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 4(2))

I3S. 9(3) in force at 3.4.2018 by S.I. 2018/167, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 4(2))

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