1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Act which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 8 May 2018 and received Royal Assent on 13 June 2018. They have been prepared by the Education and Public Services Group of the Welsh Government in order to assist the reader of the Act.

2.The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it. They are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. Where a section of the Act is self-explanatory and does not seem to require any further explanation or comment, none is given.

3.In these notes, the Housing Act 1996 is referred to as the “1996 Act” and Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1996 is referred to as “Schedule 1”.