Ending relief duty because refused final offer of accommodation

A letter for notifying a homeless applicant that the s.189B relief duty has ended because the applicant has refused a final offer of accommodation.

The letter includes text that can be used for both types of 'final offer', namely:

  • a final Part 6 offer from the council's housing register (following an allocation of housing), and
  • a six-month fixed term assured shorthold tenancy offered by a private landlord, which has been approved by the council for ending the relief duty (a 'final accommodation offer').

The relief duty can be brought to an end for this reason under section 193A of the Housing Act 1996.

This particular letter is for when the applicant is not occupying s.188 interim accommodation.

An alternative version is available for when the applicant is occupying temporary accommodation and you also want to end the s.188 duty (see 'Related documents' section).

Note on suitability

The letter includes a section that comprehensively details matters you may need to consider when deciding whether the accommodation was suitable for the applicant.

You should edit this section of the letter as appropriate. The precise factors that must be considered will depend on the facts of the particular case.

You may wish to condense this section of the letter.

Country England

User Social Landlord or Local Authority

Subject Homelessness

Document Type Letter

Ending relief duty because refused final offer of accommodation
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