Local authority ends duties to homeless applicants
How a local authority can end its duties to a homeless applicant.
Last updated: 4 January 2021
A local authority can only end the duty to prevent homelessness by serving notice.
The duty to relieve homelessness can end automatically after 56 days or by the local authority serving notice.
The circumstances under which an interim duty can end
When the duty to provide accommodation for an intentionally homeless applicant can be brought to an end.
The main housing duty can only come to an end in specific circumstances.