"Intentionally" Homeless?

You may be considered intentionally homeless if you leave or are forced to leave accommodation that you could reasonably have been expected to continue to stay in, but which you left as a result of something you did or failed to do. 

For example:

  • If you voluntarily gave up your accommodation, either in the UK or abroad, and it would have been considered reasonable for you to continue to live there;
  • If you are evicted for rent arrears or mortgage, in circumstances where there is no good reason for non-payment;
  • If you are evicted for anti-social behaviour, such as harassment or drug dealing;
  • If you chose to sell your house without good reason;
  • If you chose to give up employment, which included accommodation, for no good reason.

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