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Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

Commentary on Sections

Part 2 – Prohibitions of Certain Payments

Section 7 – Power to amend definition of permitted payments

38.This section provides that the Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend the list of permitted payments described in Schedule 1. The regulations may be used to add a new type of permitted payment, or remove a type of payment that is listed, or amend the description of a type of payment that is listed. But this power cannot be used to remove the payment of rent from the categories of permitted payment.

39.The objective behind this is to enable regulations to reflect any unforeseen changes in landlord behaviour and practices (for instance, the adoption of strategies designed to defeat the purposes of the Act), or to reflect any new practices in the rental housing market.

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