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Tue 03 Jan 2023

Attention Landlords

As of December 1st 2022, a new framework has been implemented to change the process of renting property in Wales.

For landlords, this will mean:


            • Two types of contracts: 'Secure' for the social rented sector and 'Standard' for the private rented sector.

            • Tenancy agreements will become known as 'Occupation Contracts' and must be provided in writing to the tenant.

            • Abandoned properties can be repossessed without needing a court order.


In addition, to comply with the new Fitness for Human Habitation (FFHH) act, rental properties will need to meet the following requirements:


• Electrical Installation Condition Report ( EICR ) - This report will need to be satisfactory and will last for 5 years.

• Smoke Alarms – Under the new regulations, smoke alarms must be mains powered and interconnected on every storey of a rental property.

• CO (Carbon Monoxide) detectors – A CO detector alarm must be present in any room which has a gas, oil or solid fuel burning appliance installed. There’s no requirement that a CO alarm is fitted to the dwelling’s electrical supply, so a seven or 10-year battery version would be acceptable.


Further guidelines are available to view here: 
Landlords: housing law is changing (Renting Homes) | GOV.WALES.

The FBM team have taken the time to master the new process, and are expanding our portfolio of rentals. If you're interested in instructing a letting agent, please get in touch with Charlotte, FBM Lettings Manager on 01834 849 295, or email charlotte.leyland@fbmlettings.co.uk. Charlotte is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), and will be happy to help.