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Local authority ends duties to homeless applicants

This content applies to England

How a local authority can end its duties to a homeless applicant.

Local authority ends prevention duty

A local authority can only end its prevention duty by serving notice. 

Local authority ends relief duty

In most cases a local authority will have to serve notice in order to end the relief duty. 

Local authority ends interim duty

The circumstances under which an interim duty can end 

Local authority ends duty to intentionally homeless people

When the duty to provide accommodation for an intentionally homeless applicant can be brought to an end. 

When main housing duty is ended

The prescribed circumstances in which the main housing duty can be brought to an end. 

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