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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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20(1)The contract-holder under a converted contract is to be treated as a priority successor in relation to the contract if—E+W

(a)immediately before the appointed day the converted contract was of a description in column 1 of Table 6,

(b)before the appointed day it had vested in the contract-holder under the provision in column 2 of that Table, and

(c)the contract-holder qualified to succeed because of the provisions in column 3 of that Table.

TABLE 6

TYPE OF TENANCYVESTING PROVISIONQUALIFYING PROVISIONS
Secure tenancySection 89 of the Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)Sections 87 and 113(1)(a) of that Act
Introductory tenancySection 133 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)Sections 131 and 140(1)(a) of that Act
Demoted tenancySection 143H of the Housing Act 1996Section 143P(1)(a) or (b) of that Act

(2)The contract-holder under a converted contract is also to be treated as a priority successor in relation to the contract if—

(a)immediately before the appointed day the contract was an assured tenancy,

(b)before the appointed day it had vested in the contract-holder under section 17 of the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (succession to assured tenancy), and

(c)on the appointed day the landlord under the contract was a community landlord.

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