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Asylum: Housing

Question for Home Office

UIN 219482, tabled on 11 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much notice an asylum accommodation provider is required to provide to a resident in advance of attending at that resident's address.

Answered on

14 February 2019

Each asylum accommodation service provider is required to provide 5 days notice before inspecting a property.

Accommodation providers are contractually required to take account of any particular circumstances and vulnerability of those that they accommodate and ensure that safeguards are in place. Service users are fully briefed, in a language they will understand, about what will happen at an inspection and during any maintenance work. They are also provided with a written copy of this information.

The statement of Requirements for the services delivered by the accommo-dation providers can be found at;

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