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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Introductory standard contracts

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23(1)This paragraph applies to a converted contract which has effect as an introductory standard contract because of paragraph 5.

(2)The introductory period of the contract ends if—

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

(b)after that day an event occurs which, but for this Act, would under section 133 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) (succession) have caused the contract to cease to be an introductory tenancy,

and section 16(1)(b) of this Act (conversion to secure contract) does not apply where the introductory period ends because of this sub-paragraph.

(3)This Act applies as if the reference in paragraph 1(7) of Schedule 4 to the introduction date of the contract were to the day which was the beginning of the trial period under section 125(2)(a) or (b) of the Housing Act 1996.

(4)Paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 (introductory period where there are previous contracts) applies as if references to introductory standard contracts were to—

(a)assured shorthold tenancies under which the landlord was a registered social landlord or a private registered provider of social housing, or

(b)introductory tenancies.

(5)For the purposes of paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 the introduction date of an assured shorthold tenancy under which the landlord was a registered social landlord or a private registered provider of social housing is—

(a)the day on which the tenant was entitled to begin occupying the dwelling, or

(b)if the tenancy was not made with a registered social landlord or a private registered provider of social housing, the day a registered social landlord or a private registered provider of social housing became the landlord.

(6)For the purposes of paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 the introduction date of an introductory tenancy is the day which was the beginning of the trial period under section 125(2)(a) or (b) of the Housing Act 1996.

(7)Paragraph 2(5) and (6) of Schedule 4 does not apply, but any notice of extension given in relation to the converted contract under section 125A of the Housing Act 1996 has effect as if given under paragraph 3 of that Schedule.

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