A letter for housing advisors to send on a homeless applicant's behalf to a council to where a s.21 notice has expired, or when a possession claim has been issued, to:
and if it hasn't:
An early acceptance of the relief duty generally benefits a homeless applicant. Most significantly, for applicants in priority need, it starts the 56-day clock ticking after which (absent a housing solution or the relief duty otherwise being discharged) the main s.193(2) housing duty will usually be accepted.
Accordingly, an applicant's advisor may wish to promptly seek clarification from the council when a s.21 notice expires that they accept the applicant is homeless.