Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – Standard Supported Contracts

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – Supported Standard contracts

The supported housing sector has often felt like an afterthought in terms of the rights of occupiers but the broad brush of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will also bring sweeping changes here. Despite supported housing remaining outside of the Act, once occupiers have been living in Supported Accommodation for six months, they must be provided with additional security of tenure in the form of a standard supported contract.

It is essential that providers of supported housing and the people who work with occupiers in supported housing, understand the different rights and obligations for contract holders and landlords when it comes to these changes.

This course will include:

  • A background to the RHWA 2016 (brief history from conception to enactment, the vision of the Act)
  • Excluded accommodation/agreements
  • Main provisions of all contracts (what must contracts include, how should contracts be issued)
  • Main features of a Supported Standard Contract (protection from eviction, varying terms, succession rights)
  • Mobility
  • Temporary exclusions
  • Ending a Standard Supported Contract

This course is essential for:

Anyone working with people in supported accommodation. Support workers, housing options staff, advice agencies.

Course duration:

1 day

 

 

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