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Policy on Discharging the Homelessness Duty

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/99.7KB/6 pages)