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Referral to another local authority

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Information about the situation in which a homelessness applicant can be referred to another local authority.

Referral to another local authority

When a homeless applicant can be referred to another local authority because they have no local connection, or following an out of borough placement or private sector offer. 

Referrals at the relief duty stage

The process for the referral of a homeless applicant to another local authority at the relief duty stage.  

Referrals at the main duty stage

The process for the referral of a homeless applicant to another local authority at the main duty stage. 

Local connection referral disputes

How disputes between local authorities over local connection referrals can be resolved. 

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