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Major changes in Wales housing law – this July

Major changes are to be implemented for landlords and tenants in Wales this summer, writes Jackie Monro, head of lettings at Balfours.

July 15, 2022 sees the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 change the way properties in Wales are rented. According to the Welsh Government the system is simpler, with two types of contract “standard” for the private rented sector and “secure” for the social rented sector.

No longer will there be tenancies for tenants, from July they will be contracts for contract holders. With the new title goes new rights including an increase in the no fault notice period from two to six months; greater protection from eviction; improved succession right and more flexible arrangements for joint contract holders.

The count down, on getting up to speed, is preciously short. We, as professionals, have set-aside considerable time to be trained and understand the new regulations. Ensuring homes are “fit for human habitation” FFHH seems basic, but drill down and this will include testing electrical safety, wired smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

If you would like more information or for us to handle the changes for you, do contact myself or one of the lettings team on 01743 277069.

Major changes are to be implemented for landlords and tenants in Wales this summer, writes Jackie Monro, head of lettings at Balfours.

July 15, 2022 sees the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 change the way properties in Wales are rented. According to the Welsh Government the system is simpler, with two types of contract “standard” for the private rented sector and “secure” for the social rented sector.

No longer will there be tenancies for tenants, from July they will be contracts for contract holders. With the new title goes new rights including an increase in the no fault notice period from two to six months; greater protection from eviction; improved succession right and more flexible arrangements for joint contract holders.

The count down, on getting up to speed, is preciously short. We, as professionals, have set-aside considerable time to be trained and understand the new regulations. Ensuring homes are “fit for human habitation” FFHH seems basic, but drill down and this will include testing electrical safety, wired smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

If you would like more information or for us to handle the changes for you, do contact myself or one of the lettings team on 01743 277069.

Bryn y Groes Main

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