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Residential Tenancies in Wales - The Key Issues Considered

Residential Tenancies in Wales - The Key Issues Considered

Session

26 Nov 2024

11:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Level
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
CPD
1.5 hours
Group bookings
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Introduction

Housing law in Wales has now substantially diverged from that in England, most notably with the full implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 as of December 2022.

The Act almost entirely repealed the former statutory framework surrounding residential landlord and tenant law - for example, abolishing assured and secure tenancies - and has left a huge number of grey areas and unanswered questions that are likely to be the subject of determinations by appellate courts over the coming years.

Specialist knowledge of the Act and the housing law of Wales more generally is essential for anyone intending to work in or service the Welsh housing sector in the coming years.

This virtual classroom seminar will examine the law in Wales for residential tenancies, highlight key legal issues, themes and pitfalls, and provide the latest updates on Welsh housing law.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive course will cover the following:

  • Devolution settlement, law making in Wales and the changing nature of Welsh housing law
  • The genesis and implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016
  • Occupation contracts, contract-holders etc: the new terminology
  • Written statements of occupation contracts:
    • Obligations
    • Inclusion of 'fundamental' and other terms
    • 'Incompatibility'
    • Liabilities for non-compliance
    • Converted contracts
  • Disrepair and fitness for human habitation
  • Prohibited conduct - e.g. anti-social behaviour
  • Possession claims
  • Niche issues:
    • Abandonment
    • Landlord's consents
    • Supported accommodation
    • Homelessness accommodation
    • Transfers, assignments, and succession
  • Licensing and registration in Wales

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

Residential Tenancies in Wales - The Key Issues Considered