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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Determination of whether converted contract is secure contract or standard contractE+W

3(1)Sections 11 to 17 (community landlords and private landlords) apply to a converted contract—E+W

(a)under which the landlord is a private landlord, and

(b)which immediately before the appointed day was a secure tenancy under which the landlord was a private landlord,

as if the landlord were a community landlord.

(2)But in section 14 (review of notice of standard contract) subsection (1) applies as if after “section 13” there were inserted “ and the landlord's decision to give the notice is subject to judicial review ”.

4(1)The landlord under a converted contract may give notice under section 11(2)(b) (notice of standard contract) at any time before the end of the initial notice period.E+W

(2)If the landlord does so, the contract is to be treated as having become a standard contract on the appointed day.

(3)The landlord under a converted contract may give notice under section 17(1) (notice of secure contract) at any time before the end of the initial notice period.

(4)If the landlord does so, the contract is to be treated as having become a secure contract on the appointed day.

5A converted contract which immediately before the appointed day was an introductory tenancy has effect as an introductory standard contract (see paragraph 23).E+W

6A converted contract has effect as a prohibited conduct standard contract (see paragraph 24) if immediately before the appointed day—E+W

(a)section 20B of the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (demoted assured shorthold tenancies) applied to it, or

(b)section 143A of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (demoted tenancies) applied to it.

7(1)A converted contract to which sub-paragraph (2) applies is an additional exception to section 11(1) (contracts made with community landlord are secure contracts).E+W

(2)This sub-paragraph applies to a converted contract which immediately before the appointed day was a tenancy or licence for a fixed term, provided that—

(a)a premium was paid for the contract, and

(b)before the end of the period of one month starting with the appointed day, the contract-holder decides that the contract should become a fixed term standard contract.

(3)Before the appointed day, a community landlord which is the landlord under a tenancy or licence for a fixed term, and for which a premium was paid, must—

(a)inform the contract-holder of his or her right under sub-paragraph (2)(b) to decide that the contract should become a fixed term standard contract, and of the time by which that decision must be made, and

(b)explain how section 11 will apply to the contract if the contract-holder does not make such a decision.

8(1)This paragraph applies where a community landlord becomes the landlord under a fixed term standard contract before the end of the period of one month starting with the appointed day.E+W

(2)Section 12 (contracts adopted by community landlord) applies as if in subsection (8)(b), for “before the community landlord becomes the landlord” there were substituted “ before the end of the period of one month starting with the appointed day (within the meaning of section 242) ”.

(3)The landlord must give the contract-holder the notice required by section 15(1) on or before the appointed day.

9(1)The following are additional exceptions to sections 11(1) and 12(3) (contracts made or adopted by community landlord are secure contracts).E+W

(2)A converted contract which before the appointed day—

(a)had been a secure tenancy, but

(b)had ceased to be such a tenancy because of section 89, 91 or 93 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (succession, assignment and sub-letting).

(3)A converted contract which before the appointed day—

(a)had been an introductory tenancy, but

(b)had ceased to be such a tenancy because of section 133 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (succession).

(4)A converted contract which before the appointed day—

(a)had been a demoted tenancy, but

(b)had ceased to be such a tenancy because of section 143I of the Housing Act 1996 (succession).

10A converted secure contract which immediately before the appointed day was a secure tenancy becomes a standard contract if—E+W

(a)the tenant died before the appointed day, and

(b)after that day an event occurs which, but for this Act, would under section 89 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) (succession) have caused the contract to cease to be a secure tenancy.

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