Ending relief duty / local connection referral conditions met / notifying applicant referral being sought to avoid main housing duty
This letter notifies a homeless applicant that:
- the relief duty has ended (under section 189B(7)(b) of the Housing Act 1996), and
- you're seeking to refer their case to another council on local connection grounds.
The letter confirms that you continue to owe the them an interim accommodation duty (under section 200(1) of the 1996 Act).
This text of this letter assumes you're seeking a referral using the most common referral conditions, i.e. those set out at section 198(2) and (2A) of the Housing Act 1996.
You will need to amend the letter if you're using one of the two other referral conditions, under:
- HA 1996, s.198(2ZA) and (2A) (applicant accepted a private rented sector offer of accommodation from the other council / the accommodation was in your area / within 2 years the applicant has applied to your council), or
- HA 1996, s.198(4) and (4A) (applicant placed in your area by the other authority under the homelessness legislation, and prescribed 5 year period has not expired).
User Social Landlord or Local Authority
Document Type Letter
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