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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Section 67 – Circumstances in which the duty in section 66 ends

140.The circumstances in which the duty in section 66 ends are set out in subsections (2), (3), or (4). These cover the following cases:

  • where the authority is satisfied that the applicant has become homeless;

  • where the authority is satisfied both that the applicant is no longer threatened with homelessness and that suitable accommodation is likely to be available to the applicant for at least six months; or

  • where the authority is satisfied that the applicant, after being notified by the authority of the possible consequences of refusal or acceptance of the offer, refuses an offer of accommodation the authority considers suitable for the applicant which is likely to be available for the applicant’s occupation for at least 6 months.

141.Section 79 sets out other circumstances when the section 66 duty might come to an end. For example, where a mistake has been made about a duty owed to an applicant, where an applicant withdraws his or her application, or in cases where an applicant fails, unreasonably, to co-operate with the authority in connection with helping to secure that the applicant does not become homeless.

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