You have a legal right to ask the Council to reconsider certain types of decision, including any decision that:
- you are ineligible for help;
- one of the following duties is not owed to you or has ended:
the duty to prevent homelessness. This is a duty to help secure that suitable accommodation does not cease to be available for your occupation. The Council owes this duty when it is satisfied you are threatened with homelessness and eligible for help;
the interim duty to secure temporary accommodation. The Council owes this duty when we have reason to believe you may be homeless, may be eligible for help, and may have a priority need;
the duty to help homeless applicants secure accommodation. This is a duty to help secure that suitable accommodation is available for your occupation. The Council owes this duty when it is satisfied you are homeless and eligible for help (the “section 73” duty);
the duty to secure accommodation for homeless applicants in priority need when the section 73 duty ends. The Council owes this duty when it is satisfied that the criteria listed in section 75 of the 2014 Act apply;
- reasonable steps to help secure accommodation were taken during the period in which the Council owed a duty under section 73 to help to secure that suitable accommodation would be available for your occupation, where the section 73 duty has come to end, either because a period of 56 days has ended or because the Council decided that reasonable steps to help were taken before the 56 day section 73 period ended;
- accommodation offered in connection with any homelessness duty was suitable.
If you want to ask for a review you must do so within 21 days of being notified of the decision (or within such longer time as we allow in writing).
If you do not receive the decision letter the Council may treat you as having received it because we make decisions available for you to collect from the Housing Services reception at the Council Offices in Llangefni.
Reviews are carried out by a senior officer who was not involved in the original decision. We must usually make the review decision within 8 weeks from when you asked for the review, unless you agree to an extension.
You, or someone on your behalf, would be given the chance to provide information or evidence you wish us to take into account when making the review decision.
We notify applicants of review decisions in writing, and you have a right of appeal to the county court on the grounds that we have made a legal mistake.