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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Termination of contract that was assured tenancy by landlord: additional absolute grounds for possession

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28(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a converted contract which immediately before the appointed day was an assured tenancy.

(2)The landlord may claim possession of the dwelling subject to the contract relying on Ground 1, 2 or 5 of Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50).

(3)But the landlord may not do so before the end of the period of two months starting with the day on which the landlord gives the contract-holder a possession notice (in accordance with section 150) specifying that Ground.

(4)Subject to section 204 (possession claims: powers of court) (which applies as if subsection (1)(a) included a reference to sub-paragraph (3)), if the court is satisfied that the Ground is made out it must make an order for possession (subject to any available defence based on the contract-holder’s Convention rights).

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