Update – 31st May 2022
Following an announcement from Julie James MP, we can confirm that the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act has been deferred until 1st December 2022. Please follow the link below to view the full statement.
As you may have seen in the press there is major change in the rental sector coming up this year in Wales.
We thought it would be useful to give you an overview of the Renting Homes Wales Act 2016 and amendments, and the main changes that are being implemented on the 15th July 2022.
There are two types of landlord under the Act:
- community landlords (primarily local authorities and registered social landlords); and
- private landlords (all other landlords).
Tenants and licensees will be called ‘contract-holders.’ Contract-holders will have an ‘occupation contract’ (which replaces tenancy agreements and licence arrangements).
The type of occupation contract that most private Landlords will have will be called a Standard Occupation Contract: this is the default contract for the private rented sector (PRS).