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The Councils' emphasis is on doing everything they can, within the policies and resources available, to keep people in their homes.
Under the Homelessness Act 2002, an application will only be taken if the applicant is homeless today or threatened with homelessness within 28 days.
According to the legal definition you will be considered as being homeless if:
To register as homeless, please attend one of our housing advice clinics.
The decision on your application will be advised to you in writing, sent either to the address that you have applied from or made available to be collected by hand.
If you are not accepted as being homeless as defined in the legislation you have the right to have the decision reviewed. To do this you should request a Right to Review form, complete the details and return it to the Housing office within 21 days. The review will be heard by an appeals panel with an independent member. If the appeal concerns a point of law it can be taken to the County Court.
You will be found to be intentionally homeless if you choose to leave your home when you could have remained there or if you deliberately or knowingly did something or failed to do something that caused you to become homeless.
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