The responsibility for determination of
applications for housing under the Homelessness Legislation falls
within the Portfolio of the Deputy Leader (Community
The initial determination on a homelessness
decision is currently made by the Housing Services Manager
(Operations) and suitability of a property by the Senior
Homelessness and Advice Officer. If an applicant disagrees
with either of these decisions they may within 21 days of being
notified of it, or longer if the authority agrees to an extension
of time request a review of the decision by the Local Authority
Whether he/she is eligible for assistance
under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the
Homelessness Act 2002.
Any decision of a housing authority as to what
duty is owed (if any) to the applicant, under the homelessness
legislation. Whether the case should be referred to another
local authority for consideration and if the conditions of referral
have been met.
Any decision as to the suitability of
accommodation offered to the applicant under the homelessness
Any decision as to ineligibility to be
included on the Council’s Housing Register.
Constitution of the Review Panel
The Panel will comprise of Deputy Leader
(Community Services), a member of the majority party and a member
of the opposition party.
Applicant agrees with recommendation
Applicant disagrees with recommendation
Telephone: (01902) 696507 / 696509