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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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CHAPTER 6RIGHT TO OCCUPY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE

54Right to occupy without interference from landlord

(1)The landlord under an occupation contract may not, by any act or omission, interfere with the contract-holder’s right to occupy the dwelling.

(2)The landlord does not interfere with the contract-holder’s right to occupy the dwelling by reasonably exercising the landlord’s rights under the contract.

(3)The landlord does not interfere with the contract-holder’s right to occupy the dwelling because of a failure to comply with repairing obligations (within the meaning of section 100(2)).

(4)The landlord is to be treated as having interfered with the contract-holder’s right if a person who—

(a)acts on behalf of the landlord, or

(b)has an interest in the dwelling, or part of it, that is superior to the landlord’s interest,

interferes with the contract-holder’s right by any lawful act or omission.

(5)This section is a fundamental provision which is incorporated as a term of all occupation contracts.

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