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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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Extending probation periodE+W

4(1)The landlord may extend the probation period to the period of 18 months starting with the occupation date of the contract by giving the contract-holder a notice of extension.E+W

(2)The notice of extension must be given to the contract-holder at least eight weeks before the date on which the probation period would end under paragraph 3(1)(a).

(3)The notice of extension must state that the landlord has decided to extend the probation period, and set out the reasons for the landlord's decision.

(4)The notice of extension must also inform the contract-holder that he or she has a right to request a review under paragraph 5 of the landlord's decision to extend the probation period, and of the time by which the request must be made.

(5)In making the decision to extend the probation period, the landlord may take into account—

(a)the conduct of the contract-holder (or, if there are joint contract-holders, the conduct of any of them), and

(b)the conduct of any person who appears to the landlord to live in the dwelling.

(6)A landlord may take into account a person's conduct under sub-paragraph (5)(b) whether or not the person lives continuously in the dwelling, and whatever the capacity in which the person lives in the dwelling.

(7)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend sub-paragraph (2) for the purpose of changing when a notice of extension must be given to a contract-holder; the power under section 256(2) to make consequential amendments includes, in its application to regulations under this sub-paragraph, the power to make consequential amendments to this Schedule.

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