‘Renting Homes: The New Law of Letting in Wales’ by David Smith


Paperback: 978-1-913715-49-6
Published: January 2023
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The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has been a long time in coming to fruition. However, as from 1 December 2022 this Act has radically reshaped the residential rented sector, both private and social, in Wales.

This book, by a respected author who advised the Welsh Assembly during the passing of the Act, is the first detailed treatment of the legislation. It is a must read for anyone interested in renting property in Wales.


David Smith is a solicitor specialising in residential property, agency, and regulatory law. He is a partner at JMW Solicitors LLP in London. He is well known for his work in the residential property and agency field, especially in property licensing and consumer law and has advised local and national governments, large and small landlords and tenants and letting and estate agents across the sector.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – Law in Wales
Chapter Three – Renting Homes: An Overview
Chapter Four – Who, What and Where?
Chapter Five – Information
Chapter Six – Deposits
Chapter Seven – Repairs
Chapter Eight – Rent
Chapter Nine – Term and Possession
Chapter Ten – Abandonment
Chapter Eleven – The RHWA and the Courts
Chapter Twelve – Conclusion
Appendix One – List of RHWA Forms and Their Purpose
Appendix Two – List of Regulations Made Under the RHWA