Changes to the PRS in Wales – How it could apply to England?

Changes to the PRS in Wales – How it could apply to England?

12:31 PM, 28th April 2022, About 2 months ago 2

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The new Renting Homes (Wales) Act has been published. I am wondering what people feel about the changes to Section 21 and if they feel that would be a compromise if it were implemented in England? >> https://gov.wales/housing-law-changing-renting-homes

I have copied a small part of it below:

Renting Homes (Wales) Act – Changes to evictions and notice periods
Ending a tenancy is also changing. If a contract-holder breaches the occupation contract, the minimum notice period a landlord can give is one month. The notice period can be shorter for serious rent arrears or anti-social behaviour.

No-fault evictions, previously known as a Section 21, have a minimum notice period of six months. No-fault notices cannot be issued until six months after the contract starts.

Landlords will not be able to issue a no-fault notice if they haven’t complied with certain requirements, including registration and licensing with Rent Smart Wales and correctly protecting the deposit.

Renting in Wales and break clauses
As of 15 July 2022, break clauses can only be added to occupation contracts with a fixed term of 2 years or more. Landlords will not be able to exercise the break clause within the first 18 months of occupation.

Helen



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Penny Lyon

9:30 AM, 29th April 2022, About 2 months ago

It’s concerning there is a clause to say the council can repossess an abandoned property without a court order, because then they can decide what the definition of an abandoned property is. Too much power to councils.

NewYorkie View Profile

10:47 AM, 29th April 2022, About 2 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Penny Lyon at 29/04/2022 - 09:30
I must have read it wrong, because I thought it says a landlord can repossess an abandoned property with one month's notice.

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