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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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93.A landlord may extend the introductory period from 12 months to 18 months. In deciding whether to extend the introductory period, the landlord may consider the behaviour of the contract-holder(s) and the behaviour of any person who the landlord considers to be living in the dwelling.

94.A community landlord seeking an extension to the introductory period must notify the contract-holder at least eight weeks before the introductory period is due to end. The notice must:

  • inform the contract-holder of the decision to extend and the reasons why the landlord is seeking the extension, and

  • inform the contract-holder that they have the right to request the community landlord to review its decision, and set out the time by which such a request must be made.

95.The Welsh Ministers may extend or shorten the period within which notice of extension must be given to the contract-holder in order for the notice to be valid.

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