The Renting Homes (Wales) Act Ending Contracts

These provisions are covered in the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales
Act 2021 and The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (Amendment of Schedule 9A)
Regulations 2022

This list only applies to new standard occupation contracts where notices have
been served under s173 (landlord’s notice), s186 (landlord’s notice in connection
with the end of a term) or section 194 (landlord’s break clause).

Landlords must ensure the following:
1. Given a written statement of contract to all contract-holders; or
2. If you failed to give a written statement within 14 days of the occupation
date, but then did issue one,  you have waited six months
3. Provided the contract-holder with the required information about your
address for sending documents to 
4. Issued a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
5. Given or displayed a relevant gas safety certificate (in line with the Gas
Safety Regulations 1998) to the contract-holder 
6. Provided working smoke alarms and, where required, installed carbon
monoxide alarms
7. Obtained and given to the contract-holder an electrical condition report
and written confirmation of certain other electrical work
8. Complied with security and deposit requirements and legal requirements
surrounding prohibited payments and holding deposits
9. Complied with your registration and licensing requirements under Rent
Smart Wales
10. Obtained an HMO licence from the local Council where one is needed.

Examples – Types of Notice

RHW16 –to give notice to terminate a periodic standard contract with 6 months notice.
RHW20 – to notice where there are serious rent arrears
RHW23 – notice before making a possession claim

Useful links

https://gov.wales/renting-homes-forms-landlords

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