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The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) Order 2015

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2.  In this Order—

“the 2014 Act” (“Deddf 2014”) means the Housing (Wales) Act 2014; and any reference to a numbered section is a reference to a section of that Act;

“authority” (“awdurdod”) means the relevant local housing authority(1) which owes a duty to a homeless person under sections 68, 75 or 82;

“B&B accommodation” (“llety Gwely a Brecwast”) means commercially provided accommodation (whether or not breakfast is included)—

(a)

which is not separate and self-contained premises;

(b)

in which any of the following amenities is not available to the applicant or is shared by more than one household—

(i)

a toilet;

(ii)

personal washing facilities;

(iii)

cooking facilities;

(c)

which is not accommodation which is owned or managed by a local housing authority, a registered social landlord or a voluntary organisation; or

(d)

which is not an establishment registered under the provisions of the Care Standards Act 2000(2);

and “B&B” (“Gwely a Brecwast”) is to be construed accordingly;

“basic standard accommodation” (“llety o safon sylfaenol”) means accommodation that—

(a)

complies with all statutory requirements (such as, where applicable, requirements relating to fire, gas, electrical, and other safety; planning; and licences for houses in multiple occupation); and

(b)

has a manager deemed by the authority to be a fit and proper person with the ability to manage B&B accommodation;

and “basic standard” (“safon sylfaenol”) is to be construed accordingly;

“higher standard accommodation” (“llety o safon uwch”) means accommodation that meets—

(a)

the basic standard; and

(b)

the standards contained in the Schedule to this Order,

and “higher standard” (“safon uwch”) is to be construed accordingly;

“member of a person’s household” (“aelod o aelwyd y person”) bears the same meaning as in section 57(2), and “household” (“aelwyd”) is to be construed accordingly;

“shared accommodation” (“llety a rennir”) means accommodation—

(a)

which is not separate and self-contained premises; or

(b)

in which any of the following amenities is not available to the applicant or is shared by more than one household—

(i)

a toilet;

(ii)

personal washing facilities;

(iii)

cooking facilities; or

(c)

which is not an establishment registered under the provisions of the Care Standards Act 2000;

“small B&B” (“llety Gwely a Brecwast bach”) means—

  • B&B accommodation—

    (i)

    where the manager resides on the premises; and

    (ii)

    which has fewer than 7 bedrooms available for letting.

(1)

See the definition of “local housing authority” in section 99 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

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