The way you rent is changing…
for tenants and landlords.

The Renting Homes Act is the biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades, and will affect all our tenants, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

From 1 December 2022* the Welsh Government plan for the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 to change the way all landlords in Wales rent their properties. It will improve how we rent, manage, and live in rented homes – which is good news for all tenants across Wales.

Have a look at the Welsh Government’s video, where they explain exactly what will be happening.

 

*Please note the date for implementing changes has now moved from 15 July 2022 to 1 December 2022.

What does the new law mean for me?

Under the new law, tenants and licencees will become ‘contract-holders’. Tenancy agreements will be replaced with ‘occupation contracts’.

The new law will make renting easier and provide greater security for all tenants. This will mean:

  • Receiving a written contract setting out your rights and responsibilities
  • An increase in the ‘no fault’ notice period from two to six months
  • Greater protection for you from eviction
  • Improved succession rights to pass on your home
  • More flexible arrangements for joint contract-holders, making it easier to add or remove others to an occupation contract

Find out more

We’ve put together an FAQs to help answer any queries you may have: Renting Homes Wales Act FAQs.

To find out more about the new legislation and the impact it will have on both tenants and landlords, have a look at the Welsh Government’s website below.

Housing law is changing: Renting Homes Wales | GOV.WALES

We will be contacting all tenants over the coming months to explain more about these changes.  We know change can be difficult for most people and housing law is not the easiest to navigate, so please rest assured we are here to support you.

If you would like to talk through the changes, please Contact Us