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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Section 66 – Duty to help to prevent an applicant from becoming homeless

139.If a local housing authority is satisfied that an applicant is threatened with homelessness (section 55(4) refers) and eligible for help (Schedule 2), it must help the applicant to ensure that suitable accommodation does not cease to be available for the applicant’s occupation. This duty does not affect the right of the authority to secure vacant possession of any accommodation.

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