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The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: A guide for advisors

Renting in Wales is about to change almost unrecognisably for most tenants and landlords in the private and social sector. The RHWA 2016 is going to shake up the language of renting, place additional demands on landlords, raise the rights of contract holders and increase protections around disrepair, eviction and the ending of joint tenancies. The effects of this revolutionary legislation will be felt across the whole housing sector. This course is essential learning for anyone working in housing, especially those who advise or support tenants. It will provide a foundation of knowledge on which to base further learning on the relevant aspects of the Act for your team.

This course expands on aspects of the introductory course ‘An introduction to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016’ with a deeper focus on the areas of the Act which are most likely to fuel enquiries from occupiers.

This course will cover:
• A background to the RHWA 2016 (brief history from conception to enactment, the vision of the Act)
• Excluded agreements
• Main provisions of all contracts
• Main features of contracts in brief
• Joint contracts
• Fitness for human habitation
• Prohibited conduct
• Ending contracts
• Succession
• Abandonment

This course is essential for:
Anyone providing advice to renters in the social or private sector. Housing staff, support workers, and third sector agencies.

Course duration:

1 day.