The way you rent is changing

Mon 21 Mar 2022

The way you rent is changing

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

From 15 July 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 people rent, manage, and live in rented homes – which is good news for all tenants across Wales.

This video explains what's happening...

What does it mean for me?
Under the new law, tenants 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 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 allow certain people to stay in 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

Our existing tenants will receive their new occupation contracts within six months from 15th July 2022 and our new customers will sign up to a new occupation contract from this date.

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, whilst our staff will be working hard to ensure the changes are implemented as seamlessly as possible.

Find out more
To find out more about the new legislation, have a look at the Welsh Government’s website below.
Housing law is changing: Renting Homes Wales | GOV.WALES