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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

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PART 3 E+WFIXED TERM STANDARD CONTRACTS

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FUNDAMENTAL PROVISIONNATURE OF PROVISIONNOTES
Section 31Landlord (“L”) must provide contract-holder (“C-H”) with written statement of occupation contract
Sections 39 and 40L must provide C-H with L's name and address and other information
Section 41Notices and documents must be in writing
Sections 43 and 45Payment of deposits etc. and requirement that L uses authorised deposit schemeSection 45 must be incorporated without modification.
Section 49C-H may, with L's consent, add joint C-H
Section 52Rights of joint C-H where another joint C-H dies or otherwise leaves contractMust be incorporated without modification.
Section 54L must not interfere with C-H's right to occupy the dwelling
Section 55Anti-social behaviour and other prohibited conductMust be incorporated without modification.
Section 57C-H may only deal with the occupation contract in limited ways
Section 88C-H may set off compensation L is liable to pay under section 87 against C-H's rent
Sections 91 to 93 and 95 to 99L's obligations to keep dwelling in good state of repair etc.Not applicable to fixed term standard contracts made for a term of seven years or more.
Sections 134 to 136When and how contract may be variedSections 134(1)(b) and (2) and 135 must be incorporated without modification. Section 135(2)(k) applies only if contract has a contract-holder's break clause (see section 189).
Section 145L's right to temporarily exclude C-H from supported accommodationOnly applies to supported standard contracts (see section 143).
Sections 148 to 150General provision about termination of contractSections 148 and 149 must be incorporated without modification.
Sections 152 to 155Termination without possession claimSection 155 (death of C-H) must be incorporated without modification (but not into fixed term standard contracts that contain the provision mentioned in section 139(1)).
Sections 157 to 159Termination by L on ground of breach of contractSection 158 (false statement inducing L to make contract) must be incorporated without modification.
Sections 160 and 161 and Part 1 of Schedule 8Termination by L on an estate management ground
Section 186Termination by notice given by L in connection with the end of the term of the contractSubsections (2) and (4) of section 186 do not apply to a contract which does not incorporate subsection (1), or a contract that is within Schedule 9. If a contract incorporates subsection (1) and is not within Schedule 9, subsections (2) and (4) must be incorporated without modification.
Sections 187 and 188Termination by L on serious rent arrears ground
Sections 190 to 193Termination by notice given by C-H under contract-holder's break clauseOnly apply if contract has a contract-holder's break clause.
Sections 195 to 201Termination by notice given by L under landlord's break clauseOnly apply if contract has a landlord's break clause. Section 196 also does not apply to a contract within Schedule 9. If a contract has a landlord's break clause and is not within Schedule 9, section 196 must be incorporated without modification. If contract has a landlord's break clause, section 196 (breach of deposit rules) must be incorporated without modification.
Section 206Effect of order for possession
Section 231Termination of contract which has joint C-Hs

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