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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Substitute occupation contracts

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32(1)If after a converted contract ends there are one or more substitute contracts, for the purposes of this Schedule (except paragraph 28), the substitute contract is (or the substitute contracts are) to be treated as if they were the same tenancy or licence as the converted contract.

(2)The following are substitute contracts.

(3)An occupation contract between—

(a)a contract-holder who immediately before the occupation date of the contract was a contract-holder under a converted contract or a substitute contract, and

(b)a landlord that immediately before that date was a landlord under the converted contract or substitute contract,

which relates to the same (or substantially the same) dwelling as the converted contract or substitute contract.

(4)But where a converted or substitute contract is a fixed term standard contract, an occupation contract which arises under section 184(2), or is within section 184(6) (further contracts at end of fixed term), is not a substitute contract.

(5)If a converted contract or a substitute contract ends under section 12(3)(a) (standard contract adopted by community landlord), the occupation contract which arises under section 12(3)(b).

(6)If a converted contract or a substitute contract is ended under section 220 (abandonment), and under section 222(3)(b) the court orders the landlord to provide suitable alternative accommodation, an occupation contract made in accordance with the order.

(7)If under section 210 (estate management grounds) the court makes an order for possession of a dwelling subject to a converted contract or a substitute contract, an occupation contract made to provide the contract-holder with suitable alternative accommodation.

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