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Rent Tribunals, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RENTNAL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rent Tribunals Records

Short Title: Rent Tribunals, records

Creation date(s): 1946-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.518 cubic metres (57 boxes, 1 volume, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Office

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Rent Tribunals were set up to undertake functions required by the Furnished Houses (Rent Control) Act 1946, Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Act 1949, and Housing Repairs and Rents Act 1954, providing a means of appeal for tenants against the actions of landlords and (in particular) enforcing the level of rent that could be charged. In Wales, tribunals were set up in 1946 to cover: North Wales; Breconshire, Monmouthshire and Radnorshire; Swansea and West Wales; Cardiff and East Glamorgan. In 1949, the North Wales tribunal was divided into North east Wales and North West Wales. The Rent Act 1957 removed control of rent from the tribunals, although the tribunals continued to handle other landlord/tenant disputes. In 1965 a new system of Rent Officers was introduced. Due to the Rent Act 1977 the members are appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment and the proceedings are less formal than those in an ordinary court. Rent tribunals did not give reasons for their decisions, and there was no right of appeal until 1958.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of rent tribunals in Wales: North Wales Tribunal, North East Wales Tribunal, North West Wales Tribunal, Monmouthshire, Breconshire and Radnorshire Tribunal, and Swansea and West Wales Tribunal, including cases arising from the 1946 and 1949 Rent Control Acts, 1946-1960; and papers relating to the Housing and Rent Acts, 1946-1954. They comprise mainly case papers under the 1946 act.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by tribunal and thereafter by individual case: North Wales Tribunal, North East Wales Tribunal, North West Wales Tribunal, Monmouthshire, Breconshire and Radnorshire Tribunal, and Swansea and West Wales Tribunal. The original office numbering has been retained.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Three registers of determinations of the Tribunal, 1946-1960 (S/RF, S/RL, S/RS), were returned to the Clerk to the Tribunals, 1 Feb. 1968.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Welsh Record Office in 1967 under section 3(6) of the Public Records Act, 1958.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Rent Tribunal Records; Legal-Directory (http://legal-directory.net) website, viewed 29 November 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Housing | Wales
Rent Tribunals | Wales | Archives
Rent charges | Wales
Rent control | Cases | Wales
Rent control | Wales
Rental housing | Wales

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