What are the changes in terminology for Renting Homes Wales Act?

Occupation Contracts to Replace Existing Tenancies and Licences

All existing tenancies and licences will on 1 December 2022automatically convert to occupation contracts as standard, with the tenant becoming known as the ‘contract holder’.

For example, a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy that commenced before 1 December will become a fixed-term standard occupation contract.  For all new occupation contracts landlords and/or agents will need to provide the contract holder with a written statement of occupation contract confirmation within 14 days of the occupation date, or by 31 May 2023 for any agreements that were in place before 1 December 2022, and that converted to an occupation contract on that date. Learn more here.