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

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Toilet and washing facilities

5.—(1) Facilities for the exclusive use of the person or household must include:

(a)a bath or shower;

(b)a wash hand basin with a constant supply of hot and cold water; and

(c)a water-closet either en-suite or in a separate room reserved for the exclusive use of a person or a household.

(2) Shared facilities must include:

(a)one water closet and wash hand basin with a constant supply of hot and cold water within the building for every five households or fewer. This must be located not more than one floor away from the intended users. For the first five households the water closet and wash hand basin may be in the shower or bathroom. All additional water closets and wash hand basins for occupancies of six households or more must be in a separate compartment;

(b)one bathroom or shower-room to be provided for every five persons. This must be located not more than one floor away from the intended users; and

(c)in premises accommodating children under the age of 10, at least half of the bathing facilities must contain baths suitable for children.

(3) The number of persons occupying a unit of accommodation with a water closet facility provided for their exclusive use must not be included in the calculation for shared water closets.

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