Any emergency housing or temporary housing offered to you by the council should be suitable for you and your household.
Councils should only offer bed & breakfast accommodation as a last resort and only for very short-term stays. If the council do offer you a bed & breakfast for emergency accommodation check that you will be able to use the room during the day and that you will have somewhere to cook a meal. Ask how long you are likely to be there and ask the council to move you somewhere more suitable as soon as possible.
Any bed & breakfast accommodation offered to you must meet certain standards depending on how many bedrooms it has and whether the owner lives on the premises. If you think the accommodation you have been offered is not of a suitable standard then tell the council and they should investigate.
If the council believes you are, or maybe, priority need, you should only be placed in bed and breakfast in an emergency, and generally should not have to stay there for any longer than six weeks. If the accommodation is legally classed as ‘basic standard’ then this is reduced to just two weeks.
These time limits do not apply if you are being housed as a result of an emergency, such as fire or flood, and there is no where else you can go.