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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Section 142 - Transfer on death of joint contract-holder

345.This section applies where a fixed term standard contract contains a term which provides that, in the event of the death of a joint contract-holder, his or her rights and obligations under the contract may be transferred to another person as part of the administration of his or her estate. In common with section 141, if the contract contains such a term, the contract must also provide that if the contract-holder fails to give notice to the other joint contract-holders that such a transfer will be made on his or her death, the transfer cannot be made. The contract must also provide that the person to whom the rights and obligations are transferred may only occupy the dwelling with the consent of the other joint contract-holders.

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