7 days notice to quit for Refugees….

7 days notice to quit for Refugees….
The Home Office have changed their practice in ending asylum support – so in case anyone contacts us in relation to this, the advice is as follows –

Refugees being given 7 days ‘notice to quit’ their accommodation
The Home Office has changed their practice when ending asylum support. The 28 days notice now starts from the date of decision rather than from receipt of the decision letter or biometric residence permit. This can be a lot later, and a notice to quit their accommodation need only be 7 days. Refugees have less time to find somewhere to live and have increased risks of homelessness and destitution.

In cases like this it will be important to immediately ask for an extension of support for your clients. This is not OISC regulated advice. You can do this by contacting migrant help who have a dedicated escalation route. If this is refused, your client should be referred for urgent homelessness advice and to their local authority for support.