Wales - Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Wales - Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Welsh government launches a national awareness campaign to prepare landlords for the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on Friday July 15.

Described by the Welsh Government as the biggest change to the private rental sector landscape in that country for over a decade, key areas of the act include:

  1. Tenancy Agreements

Which will be replaced by Occupation Contracts and provided in writing.

  1. Increased Security

Six months' notice, as long as the contract isn't breached. Retaliatory evictions prevented.

  1. All properties must be safe

This includes working smoke alarms, and electrical safety testing.

  1. Anti-social behaviour

A fair and consistent approach for everyone.

  1. Succession

Increased rights to pass on your home.

  1. Abandoned Property

Making it easier to repossess abandoned properties.


Click here for more detail on all the changes.



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