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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

Section 73 – Succession on death

223.If a sole contract-holder dies and there is a person who survives the contract-holder who is qualified to replace, or to ‘succeed’ the contract-holder, then that surviving person will ‘succeed to the occupation contract’, that is, the surviving person will become the contract-holder under the contract in place of the contract-holder who has died. This principle applies to all occupation contracts apart from:


contracts where there is a surviving joint contract-holder, and


fixed term standard contracts that contain a provision allowing the contract to be transferred by will or intestacy (see section 139).

224.Section 78 deals with instances where there is more than one possible successor.

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