On 22 December 2022, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2022 came into force in Wales, bringing in the biggest change to housing law for a generation.
The new laws are complex, and many concepts will be unfamiliar to people used to the Housing Act 1988 and assured and assured shorthold tenancies.
In this one-day training course, Tessa takes you through the legislation, explaining it and how it differs from the English laws.
Catherine Cain, Which? Legal
Topics covered on the day:
- The Background to the new law
- The new legislation
- The new terminology
- The Occupation Types (including the various exceptions set out in Schedule 2)
- The provision of information (including the penalties for non-compliance)
- Occupation contracts – including a look at the prescribed fundamental and supplementary terms, and various ‘traps’ buried in the legislation
- The question of consent (and Schedule 6)
- Changing the rent
- Issues at the end of fixed terms
- Joint contract holders – the new rules
- The property condition (the rules relating to disrepair and fitness for habitation), and
- The various safety regulations
- Ending contracts – without going to court, including
- The new abandonment rules
- ‘No fault’ grounds for possession
- Other grounds for possession
- Transition rules
Tessa is also happy to answer delegates’ questions during the day.
Who should attend
This course was originally developed for legal advisers and has a fair amount of legal content. So it will be particularly suitable for legal advisers, including solicitors.
However, Tessa has a lot of experience explaining legal concepts to non-lawyers. So it will also be suitable for landlords (for example, local landlord associations) and letting agents who have a general background in landlord and tenant work, and for Local Authority housing staff who wish to gain an overview of the new Welsh legislation.
Delegates will leave the course with an understanding of the new Renting Homes (Wales) Act and the changes that this has brought to Welsh housing law.
This training is only available online. The fee is £1,100 (for the day) plus VAT.
The training will be recorded, and your staff will be able to view the recordings online (on a password-protected page) for six months after the date of training.
If you want to book Tessa for this course:
Please contact us via our Landlord Law messenger service. Note that » terms and conditions apply.
Evgeni, Which? Legal