The way you rent is changing

Wed 27 Apr 2022

Houses in Caewern

The Renting Homes Act is the biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades, and will affect all tenants.

Across Wales 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 people rent, manage, and live in rented homes – which is good news for all tenants across Wales.

What does it mean for me?
Under the new law, tenants will become ‘contract-holders’. Tenancy agreements will be replaced with ‘occupation contracts’. Tai Tarian will be known as a “Community Landlord”.

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

  • 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.
  • The same succession rights to pass on your home in the event of your death.
  • More flexible arrangements for joint contract-holders, making it easier to add or remove others to your contract.

No need to worry
You will still be able to live in your home, you will still pay rent, and we will still do your repairs and look after your estates and communal areas. We have been working closely with Welsh Government, Community Housing Cymru and other housing organisations to prepare for the changes, and our staff will be working hard to ensure the changes are implemented as seamlessly as possible.

What do I need to do?
Just have a good read of the information guides and watch the video on the Welsh Government website.

We will keep you up to date with the changes between now and July. You can also keep up to date by regularly visiting the Welsh Government website.