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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Section 88 – Right of set off

257.This section provides a contract-holder with a right of ‘set-off’. Where this section is incorporated as a term of the contract without modification, if a landlord is required to pay a contract-holder compensation for failing to comply with a term of the contract that requires a written statement of the contract, a written statement of variation or information about the landlord to be provided (see list of relevant provisions in section 87), the contract-holder may withhold rent to the value of the outstanding compensation.

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