Loss of tied accommodation and intentionality

The Code of Guidance on Homelessness states that a person who becomes homeless or threatened with homelessness as a result of losing tied accommodation should not normally be considered intentionally homeless.

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Tied accommodation and homelessness

This includes loss of tied accommodation on retirement. [1]

A local authority should not expect a person to continue in his/her employment if it would be unreasonable for him/her to do so, simply to avoid losing his/her tied accommodation. [2] For more information about becoming homeless intentionally, please see the section on intentionality.

Last updated: 6 January 2020

Footnotes

  • [1]

    para. 6.22 Code of Guidance on Homelessness, Scottish Executive, Nov 2019

  • [2]

    para. 6.21 Code of Guidance on Homelessness, Scottish Executive, Nov 2019