Policy on Discharging the Homelessness Duty

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

This policy considers a number of factors in discharging the homelessness duty in the private rented sector, namely:

  • in what circumstances of a private rented sector tenancy be suitable for a statutory homeless household?
  • can a sufficient supply of private rented properties be made available for this purpose?
  • is the property in a 'suitable' condition in terms of standards and management?
  • will the property be affordable to the ingoing tenants?
  • is the property a 'suitable' offer taking into account the need to be a reasonable distance from work, schools etc.

Policy on Discharging the Homelessness Duty 2013 (PDF 130KB / 6 pages)

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