Local connection

A local authority may have the option of referring someone who is homeless to another local authority for accommodation. It does not have to do this and can only do so in specific circumstances.

Local connection provisions

This section gives a brief overview of local connection provisions. 

Establishing a local connection

Section 27 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 sets out the ways in which a local connection may be established. 

Referral to another local authority

There are specific conditions that must be satisfied before a local authority can refer someone to another authority for housing. 

Referral procedure

This section sets out the procedure to be used if a local authority wishes to make use of the local connection provisions. 

This content applies to Scotland

Last updated: 29 December 2014