The way people rent homes in Wales is in line for a shake-up after the Welsh Government welcomed a report by the Law Commission.
The report calls for improvements to the legal framework governing rented housing in Wales and updates recommendations the Commission first made made in 2006.
The Commission’s report recommends replacing many different forms of rental contract with just two types of contract irrespective if tenants rent from a council, a housing association or a private landlord.
Under plans now being considered by Welsh Ministers, the use of model contracts would set out clearly the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and the circumstances under which either party can bring the contract to an end. The proposals will also help when people are faced with cases of domestic violence or housing-related anti-social behaviour.