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Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

A Government Bill, introduced by Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The stated intentions of the Bill were to reform the legal basis for renting a home from a private landlord or community landlord, including local authorities and registered landlords.

 

Current Stage

 

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 became law in Wales (external website) on 18 January 2016.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

 

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 9 February 2015

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill – as introduced (PDF 994KB)

 

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill – Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1.42MB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement on Legislative Competence (09 February 2015) (PDF 126KB)

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill (PDF 63KB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent (PDF 759KB)

 

Research Service Bill summary (PDF 444KB)

 

Welsh Glossary: Renting Homes (Wales) Bill - (Only Available in Welsh) (PDF 167KB)

 

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

Public Consultation. The Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 27 March 2015.

 

Schedule of Oral Evidence (PDF 36KB)

 

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee considered the Bill on the following date(s):

22 April 2015
30 April 2015
6 May 2015
14 May 2015
20 May 2015
10 June 2015 (private)
18 June 2015 (private)

 

Correspondence from the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty:

16 April 2015 (PDF 317KB)

7 May 2015 (PDF 177KB)

14 May 2015 (PDF 1018KB)

9 June 2015 (PDF 956KB)

 

Letter from the Finance Committee, 28 May 2015 (PDF 365KB)

 

Committee Stage 1 report (PDF 1MB)

 

Committee Stage 1 report – summary of conclusions and recommendations (PDF 460KB)

 

View a short video of the Chair discussing the Committee’s Report

 

Minister’s response to the Committee’s Stage 1 report (PDF 227KB)

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report (PDF 268KB)

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

 

A debate took place in Plenary on 7 July 2015. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

 

Financial Resolution

 

A Financial Resolution was agreed in Plenary on 7 July 2015.

 

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

 

Stage 2 began on 8 July 2015.

 

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee agreed on 8 July 2015, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be: sections 7 to 29, sections 31 to 88, sections 90 to 101, sections 103 to 119, sections 121 to 131, sections 133 to 145, sections 147 to 255, Schedules 2 to 11, section 30, section 89, section 102, section 120, section 132, section 146, sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1, sections 5 to 6, Long title.

 

Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 8 October.

 

Concise minutes: 30 September and 8 October 2015

 

Notice of Amendments: 8 July 2015 v2 (PDF 91KB)

Welsh Government – Purpose and Effect table: 8 July 2015 (PDF 26MB)

 

Notice of Amendments: 16 July 2015 v2 (PDF 85KB)

 

Notice of Amendments: 21 September 2015 v2 (PDF 156KB)

Welsh Government – Purpose and Effect table: 21 September 2015 (PDF 224KB)

 

Notice of Amendments: 22 September 2015 (PDF 87KB)

Notice of Amendments: 23 September 2015 v2 (PDF 96KB)

 

Marshalled List of Amendments: 30 September 2015 (PDF 253KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 8 October 2015 (PDF 170KB)

 

Groupings of Amendments: 30 September 2015 (PDF 71KB)

Groupings of Amendments: 8 October 2015 (PDF 72KB)

 

Correspondence from the Minister for the Communities and Tackling Poverty:

7 October 2015 (PDF 1MB)

 

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (PDF 1002KB)

(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Printing changes to the Bill as amended at Stage 2 (PDF 124KB)

 

Revised Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 1.54KB)

 

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

 

Following the completion of Stage 2 proceedings, Stage 3 commenced on 9 October 2015.

 

The National Assembly for Wales agreed on 3 November 2015, under Standing Order 26.36, that the order of consideration for Stage 3 proceedings will be: sections 7 to 29, sections 31 to 88, sections 90 to 101, sections 103 to 119, sections 121 to 131, sections 133 to 146, sections 148 to 257, Schedules 2 to 11, section 30, section 89, section 102, section 120, section 132, section 147, sections 1 to 4, Schedule 1, sections 5 to 6, Long title.

 

Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 10 November 2015.

 

Notice of Amendments: 29 October 2015 v3 (PDF 224KB)

Welsh Government - Purpose and Effect table: 29 October 2015 v2 (PDF 584KB)

 

Notice of Amendments: 3 November 2015 v3 (PDF 165KB)

 

Combined Notices of Amendments (PDF 317KB)

 

Marshalled List of Amendments: 10 November 2015 v3 (PDF 322KB)

 

Groupings of Amendments: 10 November 2015 (PDF 72KB)

 

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3 (PDF 1016KB)

(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin.)

 

Printing changes to the Bill as amended at Stage 3 (PDF 105KB)

 

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

 

The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with Standing Order 12.36 on 17 November 2015.

 

Renting Homes (Wales) Bill, as passed (PDF 1002KB)

 

 

Post-stage 4

 

The Attorney General (PDF 216KB) and Counsel General (PDF 174KB) wrote to the Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly to advise that they would not be referring the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill to the Supreme Court under Sections 112 or 114 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Date of Royal Assent

 

Royal Assent (PDF 168KB) was given on 18 January 2016.

 

 

Contact information

Clerk: Sarah Beasley/Claire Morris

Phone: 0300 200 6565

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

 

Email: Contact@Assembly.Wales

Business type: Bill

Status: Complete

First published: 16/01/2015

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Consultations

 

 

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