Housing Contracts

Housing Law in Wales is changing on 1st December 2022. 


After 1st December 2022 the Assured Shorthold Tenancy will be replaced with a Standard Occupation Contract. This means that any Assured Shorthold Tenancy will automatically convert to a Standard Occupation Contract. Your security of tenure or your rights as a tenant should not be affected but your landlord will need to provide you with a written statement of the converted occupation contract within 6 months.


If you are signing a contract now for a date after 1st December 2022 then this should be a Standard Occupation Contract. The purpose of the new law will be to make renting a home in Wales more simple and more straightforward.


Student Advice will provide more detail in due course. More information on this can be found here.