The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014 make a small change to the prescribed section 13 rent increase notice for use where the property is situated in Wales. The changes take effect from 21 February 2014.

Changes are made to the guidance notes and they make provision for the introduction of Universal Credit and provides differing advice for when the tenant is claiming housing benefit or Universal Credit.

Please note these changes only affect the Wales version of the form. The England version remains unchanged for the moment. We have amended our Wales section 13 notice which is available for free download for members.

The legislation is not yet available on legislation.gov.uk so thanks to the Welfare Reform (Housing) and Rent Officers Wales department for informing us.