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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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

176.This section deals with the situation where a joint contract-holder dies or otherwise ceases to be a party to the contract. A term of a contract which incorporates this section will provide that, in such cases, the remaining joint contract-holder(s) are entitled to the same rights, and are bound by the same terms, as they were previously. For example, the remaining joint contract-holders remain jointly and severally liable in respect of the rent. However, a joint contract-holder who leaves a contract remains liable for anything which occurred during their time as a contract-holder, such as a failure to pay rent.

177.Section 20 provides that this section must be incorporated without modification as a term of all occupation contracts.

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