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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Meaning of introduction date where there are previous introductory standard contracts

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2(1)This paragraph applies in relation to an occupation contract which is a periodic standard contract because the first exception in section 11 or 12 applies and because it is within paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 if—

(a)a contract-holder under the contract (“the current contract”) was previously a contract-holder under one or more introductory standard contracts (“previous contracts”), and

(b)the current contract is the immediate successor of a previous contract.

(2)If there is a sole contract-holder and one previous contract, the introduction date of the current contract is the introduction date of the previous contract.

(3)If there is a sole contract-holder and two or more previous contracts running in immediate succession, the introduction date of the current contract is the introduction date of the first of those contracts.

(4)If there are joint contract-holders, the introduction date of the contract is determined by⁠—

(a)identifying, in relation to each joint contract-holder, what the introduction date would be under sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) if he or she were the sole contract-holder, and

(b)taking the earliest of those dates.

(5)Sub-paragraph (6) applies if the introductory period of a previous contract with the same introduction date as the current contract was extended under paragraph 3.

(6)Where this sub-paragraph applies, the introductory period of the current contract is the period of 18 months starting with the introduction date of the current contract.

(7)An occupation contract (“contract 2”) is the immediate successor of another contract (“contract 1”) if contract 1 ends immediately before the occupation date of contract 2.

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