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Housing (Wales) Act

This Act aims to increase the supply of housing and improve housing related services and tenants' rights in the private rented sector.

An initial consultation was held to gauge views to inform a White Paper RTPI Cymru's response can be found here. Subsequently a White Paper consultation was published in May 2012. The majority of its content related to housing management, but there were direct linkages with planning.

Additional consultation papers were issued which provide more detail about some of the proposals in the White Paper.

  • Proposals for a Better Private Rented Sector in Wales
  • Council Tax and Long term Empty Homes

The Bill was introduced by Carl Sargeant, Minister for Housing and Regeneration. RTPI Cymru responded to the Committee's call for evidence. Our response can be viewed here

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 became law in Wales on 17 September 2014.