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The Homelessness (Intentionality) (Specified Categories) (Wales) Regulations 2015

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PART 2Procedure for having regard to intentionality

Notification of decision to have regard to intentionality to the Welsh Ministers

3.—(1) A local housing authority which decides to have regard to intentionality must provide a written notice to the Welsh Ministers of their decision.

(2) The written notice must specify—

(a)the list of specified categories of applicants, and

(b)the reason(s) for having regard to the category or categories contained in the list of specified categories of applicants.

(3) The written notice must be provided to the Welsh Ministers no less than 14 days prior to the implementation of the decision to have regard to intentionality.

Publication of notice of decision to have regard to intentionality

4.—(1) A local housing authority which decides to have regard to intentionality must publish a notice of its decision—

(a)on the authority’s website (if it has one), and

(b)by posting a copy of the notice at the offices where applications for help with homelessness are received,

no less than 14 days prior to the implementation of the decision to have regard to intentionality.

5.—(1) A local housing authority must take reasonable steps to notify its decision under regulation 4(1) to—

(a)applicants and their advisers, and

(b)such public or local authorities, voluntary organisations or other persons as it considers appropriate.

(2) A local housing authority must make a copy of the notice of its decision available, without charge, to applicants who will be affected by the decision.

Limitation on revision of list of specified categories of applicants

6.  A local housing authority that has decided to have regard to intentionality may not revise the list of specified categories of applicants more than twice in a 12 month period. Regulations 3, 4 and 5 apply to a decision to revise a list as they apply to the original decision.

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