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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 OVERVIEW OF ACT

    1. Introduction to Parts 1 and 2 and key concepts in this Act

      1. 1.Occupation contracts

      2. 2.Kinds of landlord

      3. 3.Fundamental provisions and supplementary provisions of occupation contracts

      4. 4.Identifying provisions of this Act which are fundamental provisions

    2. Overview of rest of Act

      1. 5.Overview of Parts 3 to 9: operation and termination of occupation contracts

      2. 6.Overview of Parts 10 and 11: general provision

  3. PART 2 OCCUPATION CONTRACTS AND LANDLORDS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. 7.Tenancies and licences that are occupation contracts

      2. 8.Secure contracts and standard contracts

    2. CHAPTER 2 NATURE OF CONTRACTS WHICH CAN BE MADE ETC. BY COMMUNITY LANDLORDS AND PRIVATE LANDLORDS

      1. Definitions

        1. 9.Community landlords

        2. 10.Private landlords

      2. Contracts made with or adopted by community landlords

        1. 11.Contract made with community landlord

        2. 12.Contract adopted by community landlord

        3. 13.Notice of standard contract

        4. 14.Review of notice

        5. 15.Notice of right to decide to remain on a fixed term standard contract

        6. 16.Introductory standard contracts

      3. Contracts made with or adopted by private landlords

        1. 17.Contract made with or adopted by private landlord

    3. CHAPTER 3 FUNDAMENTAL PROVISIONS OF OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. 18.Fundamental provisions

      2. 19.Fundamental terms and fundamental provisions: definitions

      3. 20.Incorporation and modification of fundamental provisions

      4. 21.Effect of non-incorporation and modification of fundamental provisions

      5. 22.Powers in relation to fundamental provisions

    4. CHAPTER 4 SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS OF OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. 23.Supplementary provisions

      2. 24.Incorporation and modification of supplementary provisions

      3. 25.Effect of non-incorporation and modification of supplementary provisions

    5. CHAPTER 5 KEY MATTERS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS OF OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. 26.Key matters of all occupation contracts

      2. 27.Further key matters of standard contracts

      3. 28.Additional terms

    6. CHAPTER 6 MODEL CONTRACTS

      1. 29.Model written statement of contract

  4. PART 3 PROVISIONS APPLYING TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW

      1. 30.Overview of this Part

    2. CHAPTER 2 PROVISION OF INFORMATION

      1. Written statement of contract

        1. 31.Written statement

        2. 32.Contents of written statement

        3. 33.Editorial changes

        4. 34.Failure to provide a written statement etc.

        5. 35.Failure to provide statement: compensation

        6. 36.Incomplete statement

        7. 37.Incorrect statement: contract-holder's application to court

        8. 38.Incorrect statement: landlord's application to court for declaration that contract is a standard contract

      2. Provision by landlord of information about landlord

        1. 39.Provision by landlord of information about landlord

        2. 40.Compensation for breach of section 39

      3. Form of notices, statements and other documents

        1. 41.Form of notices etc.

    3. CHAPTER 3 WHEN CONTRACT BECOMES ENFORCEABLE

      1. 42.When terms of occupation contract become enforceable

    4. CHAPTER 4 DEPOSITS AND DEPOSIT SCHEMES

      1. Security

        1. 43.Form of security

        2. 44.Form of security: county court proceedings

      2. Deposit schemes

        1. 45.Requirement to use deposit scheme

        2. 46.Deposit schemes: further provision

        3. 47.Deposit schemes: interpretation

    5. CHAPTER 5 JOINT CONTRACT-HOLDERS AND JOINT LANDLORDS

      1. Joint contract-holders

        1. 48.Joint contract-holders: joint liability etc.

        2. 49.Adding a joint contract-holder

        3. 50.Adding a joint contract-holder: landlord's consent

        4. 51.Adding a joint contract-holder: formalities

      2. Joint contract-holders: survivorship

        1. 52.Joint contract-holder ceasing to be a party to the occupation contract

      3. Joint landlords

        1. 53.Joint landlords

    6. CHAPTER 6 RIGHT TO OCCUPY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE

      1. 54.Right to occupy without interference from landlord

    7. CHAPTER 7 ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND OTHER PROHIBITED CONDUCT

      1. 55.Anti-social behaviour and other prohibited conduct

      2. 56.Power to amend section 55

    8. CHAPTER 8 DEALING

      1. Rights to deal with occupation contract

        1. 57.Permissible forms of dealing

        2. 58.Dealing and landlord's consent

      2. Sub-occupation contracts

        1. 59.Sub-occupation contracts: interpretation

        2. 60.Sub-occupation contract never takes effect as transfer

        3. 61.Failure to comply with conditions imposed by head landlord

        4. 62.End of head contract

        5. 63.End of head contract: further provision

        6. 64.Possession claim against contract-holder where there is a sub-holder

        7. 65.Extended possession order against sub-holder

        8. 66.Exclusion of contract-holder after abandoning contracts

        9. 67.Excluded contract-holder's remedies

        10. 68.Power to vary periods of time relating to exclusion after abandonment of contracts

      3. Transfer

        1. 69.Form of transfer

        2. 70.Effect of authorised transfer

        3. 71.Effect of unauthorised transfer

        4. 72.Deeds and covenants

      4. Succession

        1. 73.Succession on death

        2. 74.Persons qualified to succeed

        3. 75.Priority successor

        4. 76.Reserve successor: family member

        5. 77.Reserve successor: carer

        6. 78.More than one qualified successor

        7. 79.Effect of succession

        8. 80.Substitute succession on early termination

        9. 81.Effect of substitute succession

        10. 82.Notice of rights under section 80

        11. 83.Succession: interpretation

    9. CHAPTER 9 LANDLORD'S CONSENT

      1. 84.Landlord's consent: reasonableness

      2. 85.Application to court relating to consent

      3. 86.Landlord's consent: timing

    10. CHAPTER 10 COMPENSATION

      1. 87.Compensation for failures relating to provision of written statements etc.

      2. 88.Right of set off

  5. PART 4 CONDITION OF DWELLING

    1. CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTORY

      1. 89.Application of Part

      2. 90.Fixed term standard contracts: determining the length of term

    2. CHAPTER 2 CONDITION OF DWELLING(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL SECURE CONTRACTS, ALL PERIODIC STANDARD CONTRACTS, AND ALL FIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS MADE FOR A TERM OF LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS)

      1. Landlord's obligations as to condition of dwelling

        1. 91.Landlord's obligation: fitness for human habitation

        2. 92.Landlord's obligation to keep dwelling in repair

        3. 93.Obligations under sections 91 and 92: supplementary

        4. 94.Determination of fitness for human habitation

      2. Limits on landlord's obligations under this Chapter

        1. 95.Limits on sections 91 and 92: general

        2. 96.Limits on sections 91 and 92: contract-holder's fault

        3. 97.Limits on sections 91 and 92: notice

      3. Access to dwellings and rights of permitted occupiers

        1. 98.Landlord's right to access dwelling

        2. 99.Rights of permitted occupiers to enforce Chapter

    3. CHAPTER 3 MISCELLANEOUS(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. 100.Specific performance

      2. 101.Waste and tenant-like user

  6. PART 5 PROVISIONS APPLYING ONLY TO SECURE CONTRACTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW

      1. 102.Overview of Part

    2. CHAPTER 2 VARIATION OF CONTRACTS

      1. 103.Variation

      2. 104.Variation of rent

      3. 105.Variation of other consideration

      4. 106.Variation of fundamental terms

      5. 107.Variation of supplementary and additional terms

      6. 108.Limitation on variation

      7. 109.Written statement of variation

      8. 110.Failure to provide written statement etc.

    3. CHAPTER 3 JOINT CONTRACT-HOLDERS: WITHDRAWAL

      1. 111.Withdrawal

      2. 112.Withdrawal: power to prescribe time limits

    4. CHAPTER 4 DEALING

      1. Lodgers

        1. 113.Lodgers

      2. Transfers

        1. 114.Transfer to potential successor

        2. 115.Transfer to a potential successor: landlord's consent

    5. CHAPTER 5 PROHIBITED CONDUCT STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. 116.Order imposing periodic standard contract because of prohibited conduct

      2. 117.Conversion to secure contract

    6. CHAPTER 6 PROVISIONS APPLYING ONLY TO SECURE CONTRACTS WITH COMMUNITY LANDLORDS

      1. 118.Transfer to another secure contract-holder

      2. 119.Transfer to another secure contract-holder: landlord's consent

  7. PART 6 PROVISIONS APPLYING ONLY TO PERIODIC STANDARD CONTRACTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW

      1. 120.Overview of Part

    2. CHAPTER 2 EXCLUSION FOR SPECIFIED PERIODS

      1. 121.Exclusion of contract-holder from dwelling for specified periods

    3. CHAPTER 3 VARIATION OF CONTRACTS

      1. 122.Variation

      2. 123.Variation of rent

      3. 124.Variation of other consideration

      4. 125.Variation of other terms

      5. 126.Variation by landlord of other terms: notice procedure

      6. 127.Limitation on variation

      7. 128.Written statement of variation

      8. 129.Failure to provide written statement etc.

    4. CHAPTER 4 JOINT CONTRACT-HOLDERS: WITHDRAWAL

      1. 130.Withdrawal

      2. 131.Withdrawal: power to prescribe time limits

  8. PART 7 PROVISIONS APPLYING ONLY TO FIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW

      1. 132.Overview of Part

    2. CHAPTER 2 EXCLUSION FOR SPECIFIED PERIODS

      1. 133.Exclusion of contract-holder from dwelling for specified periods

    3. CHAPTER 3 VARIATION OF CONTRACTS

      1. 134.Variation

      2. 135.Limitation on variation

      3. 136.Written statement of variation

      4. 137.Failure to provide written statement etc.

    4. CHAPTER 4 JOINT CONTRACT-HOLDERS: WITHDRAWAL

      1. 138.Withdrawal of joint contract-holder using contract-holder's break clause

    5. CHAPTER 5 DEALING: TRANSFERS

      1. Sole contract-holder

        1. 139.Transfer on death of sole contract-holder

      2. Joint contract-holders

        1. 140.Forced transfers

        2. 141.Joint contract-holder's interest

        3. 142.Transfer on death of joint contract-holder

  9. PART 8 SUPPORTED STANDARD CONTRACTS

    1. 143.Supported standard contract and supported accommodation

    2. 144.Mobility

    3. 145.Temporary exclusion

    4. 146.Temporary exclusion: guidance

  10. PART 9 TERMINATION ETC. OF OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

    1. CHAPTER 1 OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

      1. Overview

        1. 147.Overview of Part

      2. Permissible termination, possession claims and notices requiring possession

        1. 148.Permissible termination etc.

        2. 149.Possession claims

        3. 150.Possession notices

      3. Notices requiring possession: introductory standard contracts and prohibited conduct standard contracts

        1. 151.Introductory standard contracts and prohibited conduct standard contracts: notices under sections 173 and 181

    2. CHAPTER 2 TERMINATION ETC. WITHOUT A POSSESSION CLAIM(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. 152.Early termination by contract-holder

      2. 153.Termination by agreement

      3. 154.Repudiatory breach by landlord

      4. 155.Death of sole contract-holder

      5. 156.Death of landlord where occupation contract is a licence

    3. CHAPTER 3 TERMINATION OF ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS (POSSESSION CLAIMS BY LANDLORDS)

      1. Breach of contract

        1. 157.Breach of contract

        2. 158.False statement inducing landlord to make contract to be treated as breach of contract

        3. 159.Restrictions on section 157

      2. Estate management grounds

        1. 160.Estate management grounds

        2. 161.Restrictions on section 160

        3. 162.Estate management grounds: redevelopment schemes

    4. CHAPTER 4 TERMINATION OF SECURE CONTRACTS (CONTRACT-HOLDER'S NOTICE)

      1. 163.Contract-holder's notice

      2. 164.Minimum notice period

      3. 165.Recovery of possession

      4. 166.Restrictions on section 165

      5. 167.Termination of contract on contract-holder's notice

    5. CHAPTER 5 TERMINATION OF PERIODIC STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. Termination by contract-holder: contract-holder's notice

        1. 168.Contract-holder's notice

        2. 169.Minimum notice period

        3. 170.Recovery of possession

        4. 171.Restrictions on section 170

        5. 172.Termination of contract on contract-holder's notice

      2. Termination by landlord: landlord's notice

        1. 173.Landlord's notice

        2. 174.Minimum notice period

        3. 175.Restrictions on section 173: notice may not be given in first four months of occupation

        4. 176.Restrictions on section 173: breach of information requirements

        5. 177.Restrictions on section 173: breach of security and deposit requirements

        6. 178.Recovery of possession

        7. 179.Restriction on section 178

        8. 180.Termination of contract on landlord's notice

      3. Termination by landlord: serious rent arrears

        1. 181.Serious rent arrears

        2. 182.Restrictions on section 181

      4. Termination of periodic standard contracts which were fixed term standard contracts

        1. 183.Relevance of events under fixed term standard contract

    6. CHAPTER 6 FIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS: END OF THE FIXED TERM

      1. 184.End of fixed term

      2. 185.Written statement may address periodic standard contract arising under section 184(2)

    7. CHAPTER 7 TERMINATION OF FIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. End of fixed term: landlord's notice

        1. 186.Landlord's notice in connection with end of term

      2. Termination by landlord: serious rent arrears

        1. 187.Serious rent arrears

        2. 188.Restrictions on section 187

      3. Contract-holder's break clause

        1. 189.Contract-holder's break clause

        2. 190.Minimum notice period

        3. 191.Recovery of possession

        4. 192.Restrictions on section 191

        5. 193.Termination of contract under contract-holder's break clause

      4. Landlord's break clause

        1. 194.Landlord's break clause

        2. 195.Minimum notice period

        3. 196.Restrictions on use of landlord's break clause: first four months of occupation

        4. 197.Restrictions on use of landlord's break clause: breach of information requirements

        5. 198.Restrictions on use of landlord's break clause: security and deposit requirements

        6. 199.Recovery of possession

        7. 200.Restriction on section 199

        8. 201.Termination of contract under landlord's break clause

    8. CHAPTER 8 REVIEW BY LANDLORD OF DECISION TO GIVE NOTICE REQUIRING POSSESSION(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES ONLY TO INTRODUCTORY STANDARD CONTRACTS AND PROHIBITED CONDUCT STANDARD CONTRACTS)

      1. 202.Review of decision to terminate introductory standard contract or prohibited conduct standard contract

      2. 203.Landlord's review of decision to give a notice

    9. CHAPTER 9 POSSESSION CLAIMS: POWERS OF COURT(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. 204.Possession claims

      2. 205.Orders for possession

      3. 206.Effect of order for possession

      4. 207.Participation in proceedings

      5. 208.Misrepresentation or concealment of facts used to obtain order for possession

    10. CHAPTER 10 POSSESSION CLAIMS: POWERS OF COURT IN RELATION TO DISCRETIONARY GROUNDS(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. 209.Breach of contract ground

      2. 210.Estate management grounds

      3. 211.Powers to adjourn proceedings and postpone giving up of possession

    11. CHAPTER 11 POSSESSION CLAIMS: POWERS OF COURT IN RELATION TO ABSOLUTE GROUNDS(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES ONLY TO SECURE CONTRACTS)

      1. 212.Contract-holder's notice ground

      2. 213.Review of claim made on absolute ground

      3. 214.Powers to postpone giving up of possession

    12. CHAPTER 12 POSSESSION CLAIMS: POWERS OF COURT IN RELATION TO ABSOLUTE GROUNDS(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES ONLY TO STANDARD CONTRACTS)

      1. Absolute grounds for possession relating to standard contracts

        1. 215.Notice grounds

        2. 216.Serious rent arrears grounds

      2. Retaliatory eviction: absolute ground that becomes a discretionary ground

        1. 217.Retaliatory possession claims to avoid obligations to repair etc.

      3. Review and postponement

        1. 218.Review of claim made on absolute ground

        2. 219.Powers to postpone giving up of possession

    13. CHAPTER 13 ABANDONMENT(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. 220.Possession of abandoned dwellings

      2. 221.Disposal of property

      3. 222.Contract-holder's remedies

      4. 223.Power to vary periods of time relating to abandonment

      5. 224.Rights of entry

    14. CHAPTER 14 JOINT CONTRACT-HOLDERS: EXCLUSION AND TERMINATION(THIS CHAPTER APPLIES TO ALL OCCUPATION CONTRACTS)

      1. Exclusion of joint contract-holders

        1. 225.Non-occupation: exclusion by landlord

        2. 226.Remedies for exclusion under section 225

        3. 227.Non-occupation: exclusion by joint contract-holder

        4. 228.Remedies for exclusion under section 227

        5. 229.Power to vary periods of time relating to exclusion of joint contract-holder

        6. 230.Prohibited conduct: exclusion by landlord

      2. Termination

        1. 231.Termination of occupation contract with joint contract-holders

    15. CHAPTER 15 FORFEITURE AND NOTICES TO QUIT NOT AVAILABLE

      1. 232.Forfeiture and notices to quit

  11. PART 10 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. CHAPTER 1 FURTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. Effect of reaching 18

        1. 233.Effect of reaching 18

      2. Consultation obligations of community landlords

        1. 234.Consultation arrangements

        2. 235.Statement of consultation arrangements

      3. Notices, statements and other documents

        1. 236.Form of notices, statements and other documents

        2. 237.Giving notices, statements and other documents

    2. CHAPTER 2 TRESPASSERS: IMPLIED TENANCIES AND LICENCES

      1. 238.Implied tenancies and licences

    3. CHAPTER 3 TENANCIES AND LICENCES EXISTING BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF THIS CHAPTER

      1. 239.Abolition of assured, secure and other tenancies

      2. 240.Conversion of tenancies and licences existing before commencement of Chapter

      3. 241.Pre-existing contracts

      4. 242.Interpretation of Chapter

  12. PART 11 FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Interpretation of Act

      1. 243.Local authority and other authorities

      2. 244.Landlord, lodger and permitted occupier

      3. 245.Occupation date of an occupation contract

      4. 246.Dwelling

      5. 247.Meaning of “variation” of occupation contract

      6. 248.The court

      7. 249.Lease, tenancy and related expressions

      8. 250.Members of a family

      9. 251.Family property order

      10. 252.Minor definitions

      11. 253.Index of terms

    2. Crown application

      1. 254.Crown application

    3. Consequential and transitional provision etc.

      1. 255.Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

    4. Regulations

      1. 256.Regulations

    5. Coming into force and short title

      1. 257.Coming into force

      2. 258.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      OVERVIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL PROVISIONS INCORPORATED AS TERMS OF OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

      1. PART 1 SECURE CONTRACTS

      2. PART 2 PERIODIC STANDARD CONTRACTS

      3. PART 3 FIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EXCEPTIONS TO SECTION 7

      1. PART 1 TENANCIES AND LICENCES NOT WITHIN SECTION 7 THAT ARE OCCUPATION CONTRACTS IF NOTICE IS GIVEN

        1. The rule

          1. 1.(1) A tenancy or licence which is not within section...

        2. Contracts for another's benefit: further provision

          1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where a notice under paragraph 1(3)...

      2. PART 2 TENANCIES AND LICENCES WITHIN SECTION 7 THAT ARE NOT OCCUPATION CONTRACTS UNLESS NOTICE IS GIVEN

        1. The rule

          1. 3.(1) A tenancy or licence within section 7, but to...

        2. Meaning of “care institution”

          1. 4.“Care institution” means— (a) a health service hospital within the...

        3. Meaning of “temporary expedient”

          1. 5.(1) A tenancy or licence is a temporary expedient if...

        4. Meaning of “shared accommodation”

          1. 6.(1) The shared accommodation exception applies if—

      3. PART 3 TENANCIES AND LICENCES THAT ARE NEVER OCCUPATION CONTRACTS

        1. The rule

          1. 7.(1) A tenancy or licence is not an occupation contract...

        2. Meaning of “long tenancy”

          1. 8.(1) “Long tenancy” means— (a) a tenancy for a fixed...

        3. Meaning of “armed forces accommodation”

          1. 9.Armed forces accommodation is accommodation which is provided to—

        4. Meaning of “direct access accommodation”

          1. 10.(1) Direct access accommodation is accommodation which—

      4. PART 4 TENANCIES AND LICENCES TO WHICH SPECIAL RULES APPLY: HOMELESSNESS

        1. 11.A tenancy or licence within section 7, but made with...

        2. 12.(1) This paragraph applies where a local housing authority, in...

      5. PART 5 TENANCIES AND LICENCES TO WHICH SPECIAL RULES APPLY: SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION

        1. 13.(1) A tenancy or licence within section 7, but which...

        2. Meaning of relevant period where there are previous contracts

          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to a tenancy or...

        3. Extending the relevant period

          1. 15.(1) The landlord may (on one or more occasions) extend...

        4. County court review of decision to extend

          1. 16.(1) This section applies if a landlord gives a tenant...

      6. PART 6 POWER TO AMEND SCHEDULE

        1. 17.The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend this Schedule.

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      OCCUPATION CONTRACTS MADE WITH OR ADOPTED BY COMMUNITY LANDLORDS WHICH MAY BE STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. Occupation contracts by notice

        1. 1.An occupation contract which would not be an occupation contract...

      2. Supported accommodation

        1. 2.An occupation contract which relates to supported accommodation.

      3. Introductory occupation

        1. 3.(1) An occupation contract within this paragraph which does not...

      4. Accommodation for asylum seekers

        1. 4.An occupation contract made in order to provide accommodation under...

      5. Accommodation for displaced persons

        1. 5.An occupation contract made under the Displaced Persons (Temporary Protection)...

      6. Accommodation for homeless persons

        1. 6.An occupation contract made as described in paragraph 11 or...

      7. Service occupancy: general

        1. 7.(1) An occupation contract where the contract-holder—

      8. Service occupancy: police

        1. 8.An occupation contract where— (a) the contract-holder is a member...

      9. Service occupancy: fire and rescue services

        1. 9.An occupation contract where— (a) the contract-holder is an employee...

      10. Student accommodation

        1. 10.(1) An occupation contract where the right to occupy is...

      11. Temporary accommodation: land acquired for development

        1. 11.(1) An occupation contract where— (a) the land the dwelling...

      12. Temporary accommodation: persons taking up employment

        1. 12.An occupation contract where— (a) immediately before the making of...

      13. Temporary accommodation: short-term arrangements

        1. 13.An occupation contract where— (a) the dwelling has been let...

      14. Temporary accommodation: accommodation during works

        1. 14.(1) An occupation contract where— (a) the dwelling (the “temporary...

      15. Accommodation which is not social accommodation

        1. 15.(1) An occupation contract where— (a) the allocation rules did...

      16. Dwellings intended for transfer

        1. 16.An occupation contract where— (a) the community landlord is a...

      17. Power to amend Schedule

        1. 17.The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend this Schedule.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      INTRODUCTORY STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. Introductory period

        1. 1.(1) The introductory period, in relation to an occupation contract...

      2. Meaning of introduction date where there are previous introductory standard contracts

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to an occupation contract...

      3. Extending the introductory period

        1. 3.(1) The landlord may extend the introductory period to the...

      4. Landlord's review of decision to extend introductory period

        1. 4.(1) If a landlord gives a notice of extension under...

      5. County court review of decision to extend

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies if a landlord, following a request...

      6. Written statement may address secure contract arising at end of introductory standard contract

        1. 6.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if, before the end of the...

        2. 7.(1) A secure contract addressed in a relevant written statement...

      7. Terms of secure contract which was an introductory standard contract

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where an introductory standard contract ends...

      8. Landlord's duty to give address at start of contract does not apply in relation to secure contract

        1. 9.The requirement in section 39(1) (landlord must give contract-holder a...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      DEPOSIT SCHEMES: FURTHER PROVISION

      1. Deposit schemes

        1. 1.(1) The Welsh Ministers must make arrangements for securing that...

      2. Authorised deposit schemes: proceedings where the occupation contract has not ended

        1. 2.(1) Where a deposit has been paid in connection with...

      3. Authorised deposit schemes: proceedings where the occupation contract has ended

        1. 3.(1) Where a deposit has been paid in connection with...

      4. Existing deposit used in connection with a renewed or other kind of substitute occupation contract

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a contract-holder paid a...

      5. Power to amend Schedule

        1. 5.The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend this Schedule.

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      REASONABLENESS OF WITHHOLDING CONSENT ETC.

      1. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies for the purpose of determining whether—...

      2. PART 2 CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO REASONABLENESS GENERALLY

        1. Status of occupation contract

          1. 2.Whether any party to the contract has taken steps towards...

        2. The dwelling

          1. 3.(1) The size and suitability of the dwelling affected by...

        3. Circumstances of contract-holder and other occupiers

          1. 4.(1) The probable effect of the transaction on—

          2. 5.(1) The conduct of the contract-holder (including, in particular, whether...

          3. 6.If the contract-holder is in breach of the occupation contract...

        4. Circumstances of landlord

          1. 7.(1) The landlord's interests, including the landlord's financial interests.

          2. 8.(1) The landlord's refusal of consent to a transaction is...

      3. PART 3 CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO REASONABLENESS IN RELATION TO PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS

        1. Section 49: proposed joint contract-holder

          1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where the contract-holder under the occupation...

          2. 10.(1) This paragraph applies where the contract-holder under the occupation...

        2. Section 114: transfer to potential successor in relation to a secure contract

          1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies if a contract-holder under a secure...

          2. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if a contract-holder under a secure...

        3. Section 118: transfer to secure contract-holder in relation to a secure contract with a community landlord

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if a contract-holder under a secure...

          2. 14.(1) This paragraph applies if a contract-holder under a secure...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PROHIBITED CONDUCT STANDARD CONTRACTS

      1. Procedure on application for an order under section 116

        1. 1.(1) The court may not hear a landlord's application for...

      2. Terms of prohibited conduct standard contract

        1. 2.(1) This section applies where a periodic standard contract is...

      3. Probation period

        1. 3.(1) The probation period, in relation to an occupation contract...

      4. Extending probation period

        1. 4.(1) The landlord may extend the probation period to the...

      5. Landlord's review of decision to extend probation period

        1. 5.(1) If a landlord gives a notice of extension under...

      6. County court review of decision to extend probation period

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies if a landlord, following a request...

      7. Application to court to end probation period

        1. 7.(1) The contract-holder under an occupation contract which is a...

      8. Terms of secure contract that was a prohibited conduct standard contract

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where a prohibited conduct standard contract...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      ESTATE MANAGEMENT GROUNDS

      1. PART 1 THE GROUNDS

        1. REDEVELOPMENT GROUNDS

          1. Ground A (building works)

            1. 1.The landlord intends, within a reasonable time of obtaining possession...

          2. Ground B (redevelopment schemes)

            1. 2.(1) This ground arises if the dwelling satisfies the first...

        2. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION GROUNDS

          1. Ground C (charities)

            1. 3.(1) The landlord is a charity and the contract-holder's continued...

          2. Ground D (dwelling suitable for disabled people)

            1. 4.The dwelling has features which are substantially different from those...

          3. Ground E (housing associations and housing trusts: people difficult to house)

            1. 5.(1) The landlord is a housing association or housing trust...

          4. Ground F (groups of dwellings for people with special needs)

            1. 6.The dwelling constitutes part of a group of dwellings which...

        3. UNDER-OCCUPATION GROUNDS

          1. Ground G (reserve successors)

            1. 7.The contract-holder succeeded to the occupation contract under section 73...

          2. Ground H (joint contract-holders)

            1. 8.(1) This ground arises if the first condition and the...

        4. OTHER ESTATE MANAGEMENT REASONS

          1. Ground I (other estate management reasons)

            1. 9.(1) This ground arises where it is desirable for some...

        5. FUNDAMENTAL PROVISION

          1. Fundamental provision applicable to all occupation contracts

            1. 10.This Part of this Schedule is a fundamental provision which...

      2. PART 2 APPROVAL OF REDEVELOPMENT SCHEMES FOR PURPOSES OF GROUND B

        1. Approval of scheme and of variation of scheme

          1. 11.(1) The Welsh Ministers may, on the application of a...

        2. Notice to contract-holders affected

          1. 12.(1) If a landlord proposes to apply to the Welsh...

        3. Decision on approval or variation

          1. 13.(1) In considering whether to give its approval to a...

        4. Scheme affecting part of dwelling etc.

          1. 14.The Welsh Ministers may not approve a scheme or variation...

        5. Conditions in relation to approval

          1. 15.(1) The approval may be given subject to conditions and...

        6. Special provision for community landlords

          1. 16.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      STANDARD CONTRACTS TO WHICH LIMITS IN SECTIONS 175, 186(2) AND 196 (LANDLORD'S NOTICE DURING FIRST SIX MONTHS OF OCCUPATION) DO NOT APPLY

      1. Prohibited conduct standard contracts

        1. 1.A prohibited conduct standard contract.

      2. Tenancies and licences which are occupation contracts because of notice given under Part 2 of Schedule 2

        1. 2.A standard contract which would not be an occupation contract...

      3. Supported accommodation

        1. 3.A standard contract which relates to supported accommodation.

      4. Accommodation for asylum seekers

        1. 4.A standard contract made in order to provide accommodation under...

      5. Accommodation for displaced persons

        1. 5.A standard contract made under the Displaced Persons (Temporary Protection)...

      6. Accommodation for homeless persons

        1. 6.A standard contract made as described in paragraph 11 or...

      7. Service occupancy

        1. 7.A standard contract where the contract-holder is required by his...

      8. Service occupancy: police

        1. 8.A standard contract where— (a) the contract-holder is a member...

      9. Service occupancy: fire and rescue services

        1. 9.A standard contract where— (a) the contract-holder is an employee...

      10. Temporary accommodation: land acquired for development

        1. 10.(1) A standard contract where— (a) the land the dwelling...

      11. Temporary accommodation: short-term arrangements

        1. 11.A standard contract where— (a) the dwelling has been let...

      12. Temporary accommodation: accommodation during works

        1. 12.(1) A standard contract where— (a) the dwelling (the “temporary...

      13. Power to amend Schedule

        1. 13.The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend this Schedule.

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      ORDERS FOR POSSESSION ON DISCRETIONARY GROUNDS ETC.: REASONABLENESS

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.This Schedule applies for the purpose of determining whether it...

        2. 2.The court, in determining whether it is reasonable to make...

        3. 3.Paragraph 14 sets out a circumstance, concerning local authority assistance...

      2. Circumstances as regards the contract-holder

        1. 4.The probable effect of the order or decision on the...

        2. 5.If the case is one in which the court may...

      3. Circumstances as regards the landlord

        1. 6.The probable effect of not making the order, or of...

        2. 7.If the landlord is a community landlord, the probable effect...

      4. Circumstances as regards other persons

        1. 8.(1) The probable effect of the order or decision on—...

      5. New occupation contract offered

        1. 9.Whether the landlord has offered or undertakes to offer a...

      6. Circumstances in relation to a possession claim on ground of breach of contract

        1. 10.If a possession claim is made on the ground in...

      7. Circumstances in relation to a possession claim concerning section 55

        1. 11.If the landlord makes a possession claim relying on a...

      8. Circumstances relating to estate management Ground G

        1. 12.If the landlord makes a possession claim relying wholly or...

      9. Circumstances relating to estate management Ground H

        1. 13.If the landlord makes a possession claim relying wholly or...

      10. Assistance in relation to homelessness not relevant

        1. 14.The likelihood that a person will be assisted under Part...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies for the purposes of—

      2. Estate management grounds: certificate of local housing authority

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) this Schedule applies because...

      3. Suitable accommodation

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) this Schedule applies because...

      4. Needs of contract-holder and his or her family

        1. 4.(1) The court must determine whether accommodation is reasonably suitable...

      5. Overcrowding

        1. 5.Accommodation is not suitable to the needs of the contract-holder...

      6. Evidence of certificate of local housing authority

        1. 6.A document that purports to be a certificate of the...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      CONVERSION OF TENANCIES AND LICENCES EXISTING BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF CHAPTER 3 OF PART 10

      1. Definitions

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— “converted contract” (“contract wedi ei drosi”)...

      2. Determination of whether existing tenancy or licence is occupation contract

        1. 2.(1) Schedule 2 applies to— (a) a tenancy or licence...

      3. Determination of whether converted contract is secure contract or standard contract

        1. 3.(1) Sections 11 to 17 (community landlords and private landlords)...

        2. 4.(1) The landlord under a converted contract may give notice...

        3. 5.A converted contract which immediately before the appointed day was...

        4. 6.A converted contract has effect as a prohibited conduct standard...

        5. 7.(1) A converted contract to which sub-paragraph (2) applies is...

        6. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where a community landlord becomes the...

        7. 9.(1) The following are additional exceptions to sections 11(1) and...

        8. 10.A converted secure contract which immediately before the appointed day...

      4. Written statement of converted contract and provision of information

        1. 11.(1) The landlord must give the contract-holder under a converted...

        2. 12.Sections 36 and 37 (applications to court) apply in relation...

        3. 13.(1) Section 39(1) (information about landlord's address) applies in relation...

      5. Variation

        1. 14.(1) A converted contract may not be varied before the...

        2. 15.(1) Sections 104 and 123 (variation of rent) apply to...

      6. Waste and tenant-like user

        1. 16.Section 101 does not apply to a converted contract; accordingly—...

      7. Dealing

        1. 17.(1) This paragraph is a fundamental provision which is incorporated...

        2. 18.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to a converted contract—...

        3. 19.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to a converted contract...

      8. Succession

        1. 20.(1) The contract-holder under a converted contract is to be...

        2. 21.(1) The contract-holder under a converted contract is to be...

      9. Requirement to occupy dwelling as main home under certain converted contracts

        1. 22.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) has effect in relation to a converted...

      10. Introductory standard contracts

        1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies to a converted contract which has...

      11. Prohibited conduct standard contract

        1. 24.(1) This Act applies to a converted contract which has...

      12. Termination of contract by landlord

        1. 25.Sections 173 to 180 (termination by landlord's notice) are not...

        2. 26.(1) Section 194 (landlord's break clause) does not apply to...

        3. 27.Estate management Ground C (special accommodation: charities) applies to a...

      13. Termination of contract that was assured tenancy by landlord: additional absolute grounds for possession

        1. 28.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to a converted contract...

        2. 29.(1) This paragraph also applies in relation to a converted...

      14. Implied tenancies and licences

        1. 30.(1) This paragraph applies if, immediately before the appointed day,...

      15. The occupation date

        1. 31.The occupation date, in relation to a converted contract, is...

      16. Substitute occupation contracts

        1. 32.(1) If after a converted contract ends there are one...

      17. Power to amend Schedule

        1. 33.The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend this Schedule.

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