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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Meaning of relevant period where there are previous contractsE+W

14(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a tenancy or licence mentioned in paragraph 13(1) (“the current tenancy or licence”) if—E+W

(a)the tenant or licensee was previously entitled to occupy supported accommodation under one or more relevant previous contracts, and

(b)the current tenancy or licence is the immediate successor of a relevant previous contract.

(2)A relevant previous contract is a tenancy or licence which relates to supported accommodation and to—

(a)the dwelling to which the current tenancy or licence relates (“the current dwelling”);

(b)if the current dwelling forms part only of a building, another dwelling which is in⁠—

(i)that building, or

(ii)if that building is one of a number of buildings managed as a single entity, any of those buildings.

(3)If there is a sole tenant or licensee and one relevant previous contract, the relevant period is—

(a)the period of six months starting with the start date of the relevant previous contract, or

(b)if the relevant period has been extended under paragraph 15, the period set out in the notice of extension.

(4)If there is a sole tenant or licensee and two or more relevant previous contracts running in immediate succession, the relevant period is—

(a)the period of six months starting with the start date of the first of those contracts, or

(b)if the relevant period has been extended under paragraph 15, the period set out in the notice of extension.

(5)If there are joint tenants or licensees, the relevant period is—

(a)the period of six months starting with the date determined by—

(i)identifying, in relation to each joint tenant or licensee, the date on which the relevant period would start under sub-paragraph (3)(a) or (4)(a) if he or she were the sole tenant or licensee, and

(ii)taking the earliest of those dates, or

(b)if the relevant period has been extended under paragraph 15, the period set out in the notice of extension.

(6)A tenancy or licence (“contract 2”) is the immediate successor of another tenancy or licence (“contract 1”) if contract 1 ends immediately before the start date of contract 2.

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