- the condition of rental properties - i.e. the requirement on a landlord to ensure that the property they are offering for rent is ‘fit for human habitation’ and in a good state of repair;
- the proposals for 16 or 17 year olds to be able to hold an ‘occupation contract’ (the new term for a tenancy);
- the proposals allowing landlords to exclude someone with a supported standard contract from their home for up to 48 hours without a court order.
Chair’s Blog: Renting Homes (Wales) Bill (30/06/2015)
Published 30/06/2015   |   Last Updated 30/06/2015
Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee: Stage 1 Committee Report On 26 June 2015, we published our Stage 1 Report on the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill (PDF 1.39MB). It contains 37 recommendations to the Minister that we believe are needed to strengthen the Bill. Generally, the evidence we heard showed that there was support for the overall aims of the Bill, particularly in terms of simplifying the existing law about renting. But, we did hear specific concerns about a number of areas in the Bill, and our recommendations to the Minister reflect these. Amongst other things, our recommendations relate to: