Periodic Contracts in Wales: How to Raise Rent Legally & Timely


In Wales, a periodic AST converted, and the contract holder signed a new Standard Periodic Occupation Contract, using The Guild download form, in February 2023

The rent in the new contract is the same as it was under the AST.

The rent is very low and has been unchanged since 2016.

I want to increase the rent as soon as possible.

I understand that the rent can be increased at any time under the contract (even the next day), but once increased, there cannot be another increase for 12 months.

However, someone has told me that the rent cannot be increased for six months from the date the new Occupation Contract was issued.

Which is correct?

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Varying the Rent

Under Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, once a contract has been agreed upon, rent can be varied but only where the legislation allows.