Where a local authority ceases to be under a duty to protect a homeless applicant's belongings under section 211 of the Housing Act 1996, they must notify the applicant that the duty has ended, and give reasons for the duty ending.
This letter enables you to provide this 'discharge of duty' notification, where the duty has ended because there's no longer danger of the applicant's property being lost or damaged, eg because the applicant now has accommodation where s/he can take back delivery of their possessions, or because they now have the funds to pay for storage.
The letter warns the applicant of the consequences of not making arrangements to collect or take back delivery of their belongings, and sets out their options. The letter can be used in conjunction with the Protection of Belongings Agreement.
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