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Renting Home (Wales) Act 2016 - Questions and Answers


The rules about renting a home in Wales are changing.

The new Renting Homes law will make it simpler and easier to rent a home and offers greater security to tenants and landlords.

From 1 December 2022, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 will change the way all landlords in Wales rent out their properties.

The new law will make it clearer about what you must and must not do while living in your home.

In this document, the landlord is Powys County Council.

We have produced this easy read document with any Frequently Asked Questions that you may have about these changes.

  1. Will I be affected by the new law?
  2. What changes are going to happen?
  3. What is an Occupation Contract?
  4. Will there be any other changes?
  5. Is it going to cost me money or affect my rent?
  6. What should I do next?

If you have any further questions, please ring the Housing One Number on 01597 827464 or email