Landlord & Tenant

On 1 December 2022 nearly all aspects of renting residential property in Wales significantly changed due to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act.

Since 1 December 2022, all new residential tenancy agreements created are termed “Occupation Contracts”.

Moreover, all pre-existing assured shorthold residential tenancy agreement (ASTs) were by operation of law automatically converted to “Occupation Contracts”.

Landlords of properties in Wales have until 31 May 2023 to put their paperwork in order, by re-issuing existing tenants with converted contracts, which blend the terms of pre-existing ASTs and the terms in the newly created Occupation Contracts

We can help Landlords convert to, or issue, the new Occupation Contracts. We advise on Rent Smart Wales registration and licencing procedures. We also advise on all other administrative and housing safety aspects (e.g. gas, electricity fitness for human habitation) to ensure that landlords remain fully compliant with the law and procedures.

We help Landlords recover possession of properties by serving notices to quit, issuing court proceedings and attending court if a tenancy does not go to plan.

We also help Tenants to ensure that their legal rights are safeguarded and can oppose possession proceedings when landlords get things wrong.”

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