Letters for ending the non-cooperation accommodation duty


I've uploaded six letters in the Resources section for ending the non-cooperation accommodation duty.

I've blogged before about the non-cooperation sanction that can be used if homeless applicants don't take the steps in their housing plan, and why it perhaps won't be used too often by English councils.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone is actually using the sanction in a signficant number of cases. Somehow I doubt it.

Which makes the following letters for ending the s.193C(4) housing duty an exercise in comprehensiveness. I don't expect the letters to be used very often. However, they're there if you need them.

The letters

There's a letter for each of the statutory grounds on which the duty can be discharged (set out at section 193C(5) and (6) of the Housing Act 1996):

Useful commentary?

On the pages linked to above I've tried to provide a fuller explanation than usual of the letter, the particular discharge ground and the issues that arise.

I'd be interested to know if this commentary is at all useful, since I'm toying with the idea of providing more detail on the pages for each document in the Resources section.

How to download

These letters are reserved for those who work for local authorities and housing associations.

To access them you'll need to:

  • Create an account using a council or registered provider email address (if you haven't already done so)
  • Wait for me to allow you access (you'll receive a second email), and then
  • Go to the relevant page in the Resources section.


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