45. Nature of contract when renting in Wales under a tenancy or licence.

As from a day to be appointed1, the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 provides for most tenancies and licences that confer the right to occupy a dwelling as a home (regardless of the legal basis of that right)2 to be an 'occupation contract'3, which must be one of two kinds:

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    (1)     a 'secure contract', which is always a periodic contract4; or

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    (2)     a 'standard contract5', which itself has two types:

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      (a)     a fixed-term standard contract6, and

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      (b)     a periodic standard contract7.

The two kinds of standard contract differ in relation to their variation, transfer and termination8.

Each kind of occupation contract