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Explains what landlords must do from 15 July 2022 to ensure their property is in good repair and fit for human habitation. Introduction Part 4 of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (The Act) sets outs the obligations placed on a landlord with regard to the condition of a dwelling. These obligations apply to all occupation contracts made for a term of less than seven [……]

Posted on March 2, 2022

What Renting Homes means for landlords The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 simplifies how you rent properties. There are two types of landlord under Act:   community landlords (primarily local authorities and registered social landlords); and private landlords (all other landlords). Tenants and licensees are called ‘contract-holders’ under the Act. Contract-holders will have an ‘occupation contract’ (which replaces tenancy and licence arrangements). There are two types [……]

Posted on March 1, 2022

What Renting Homes means for tenants and licensees. Renting Homes is the biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades. It gives more protections for tenants and licensees, and makes clearer their rights and responsibilities. Because Renting Homes applies to both tenants and licensees, they are called ‘contract-holders’ under the new law. Your landlord will issue you with an ‘occupation contract’, which will replace [……]

Posted on February 1, 2022

New electrical safety standards and legal criteria for the provisions of compliance documentation in the private rental sector will go into effect on July 1st, 2020, under new legislation. As a result, all landlords in England and Wales must now hire a licenced professional to conduct an EICR examination on their rental premises at least once every five years starting this year. Prior to moving [……]

Posted on January 3, 2022

The following is intended for landlords properties. We are keen to highlight that, as set out below, landlords and their agents are responsible for their properties and have a duty of care to their tenants. This means registered gas engineers are not responsible for landlord’s gas safety checks being in place or up to date. The Landlord and or Their Agents are responsable. Who is [……]

Posted on December 1, 2021

Landlords in Wales will need to ensure their private rental properties meet tougher minimum energy efficiency standards from 1 April 2020 – but help is at hand through the Welsh Government to support landlords in making sure they comply with the law. Domestic Private Rented Property in Wales are regulated by the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. An EPC rating of E or above is required [……]

Posted on November 1, 2021

Welcome to our brand new website We thought we would start the new year with a new look and feel, we hope you like it.

Posted on December 22, 2020