A controversial reform programme for the private rental sector in Wales is to go ahead from July 15 this year – despite serious misgivings from landlords and agents.

The Renting Homes Wales Act is described by the ruling administration in Cardiff as the biggest shift in housing law in decades, and will make permanent the already-applied six month tenancy notice.

It also outlaws the issuing of notice within the first six months of a tenancy, meaning that in effect there is a minimum tenancy a 12 month period.

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