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25 May 2022 - 09 June 2022


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Civitas Law, 38 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9LL

Cardiff & District Law Society is proud to present the Renting Homes Wales Seminar series, which will cover the changes to the law governing domestic rentals coming into force on 15th July 2022.

Civitas Law’s specialist Landlord and Tenant practitioners, will deliver a range of seminars providing legal updates, practical hints and tip to practitioners to help navigate the legal issues affecting the domestic rental market in Wales.

The 3-part series takes place on 25 & 26 May 2022 and 9 June 2022 at Civitas Law Chambers (38 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9LL).

Full programme and booking links below.

Event 1: 25 May 2022, 5pm

In this first free event, barristers from Civitas Law will cover:

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: What’s Occurring?

Barrister Cathrine Grubb will give an overview of the main changes being implemented by the Act and what steps landlords need to take to ensure they comply with the new legislation.

Avoiding Pitfalls of Registration & Licensing

Barrister Matthew Paul will provide useful insight from his experience in Registration and Licensing Appeals on issues relating to suitability and training of those letting and managing domestic rentals.



Event 2: 26 May 2022, 5pm

In this second free event, barristers from Civitas Law will cover:

Possession Proceedings post 15th July

Owain Rhys James will discuss the changes to possession proceedings being implemented by the Act as well as providing practical guidance on litigating housing claims generally.

The Pitfalls of Reasonableness

The Act provides a number of instances where a landlord’s consent must not unreasonably be withheld. Lucy King will explore those instances and provide useful strategies on how practitioners can avoid pitfalls posed by the new legislation.



Event 3: 9 June 2022, 5pm

In the third and final event in this series, barristers from Civitas Law will cover:

Landlord repairing obligations under the Renting Homes Wales Act 2016.

Dominic Evans will detail what a landlord’s repairing obligations will be post 15th July 2022 to include obligations to keep the dwelling in repair, requirements for fitness for human habitation introduced by the Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulation 2022, as well as providing useful insight into what this will mean in practice for landlords.

Introduction to Written Statements

Crash Wigley will give an overview of the main requirements for written statements of contract under the Act, what needs to happen for existing tenancies and licences which convert into occupation contracts, and what the consequences may be when a landlord gets the written statement wrong.


Event notes

All are welcome to join us for this free series on Renting Homes Wales.

Please note, this is an in-person event at Civitas Law Chambers in Cardiff. We hope that you can join us and look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in person


Full Series Programme


Presented by:

Emma Waddingham

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Editor, Legal News

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