Local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation: consultation

This consultation paper invites your views on commencing the Local Connection and Intentionality provisions in the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003.


“the 1987 Act” is the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987
Section 26 - intentionality definition
Section 27 - local connection definition
Section 28(2) – sets out what the local authority ‘shall’ do to satisfy themselves whether a person has become homeless or threatened with homelessness intentionally
Section 33 – referral of application to another local authority – sets out the requirements for being able to take this action

“the 2003 Act” is the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003
Section 4 – Intentionality (power to modify section 28(2) of 1987 Housing Act)
Section 8 – Local Connection (power to modify section 33 of 1987 Housing Act)


Email: Marion Morris

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