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Retaliatory Eviction

Retaliatory Eviction, or Revenge Eviction (sometimes shortened to RE) is the practice where a landlord would evict a tenant simply because they have made a legitimate repair complaint that the landlord does not want to oblige by. The practice is, in our view, already...

Abandonment

Another area being changed in the Renting Homes Bill is the abandonment procedure that landlords follow if they suspect a property has been abandoned. If you have ever been unfortunate enough to have this happen to you, it can be extremely tricky to follow the correct...

The 6 month Moratorium

At present, when landlords issue a new contract under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, they must include a minimum 6 months fixed term. The Welsh government is looking to remove this requirement so landlords do not necessarily need to offer a fixed term, but could start...

Fitness for Human Habitation

As part of the Renting Homes Act (RHA) the Welsh Government seeks to improve the standard of accommodation in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). In part this is a reaction to some of the very poor accommodation rented out by criminal landlords, however it is likely to...

Model Contracts

Throughout 2015 the Welsh Government has been consulting and working on a piece of legislation designed to make the process of renting a home simpler and easier to understand. As a part of this process, the Welsh Government wanted to reduce the number of contracts...