Housing law: housing agricultural workers in Wales


It is essential that everyone who provides accommodation to another person in Wales considers whether the Renting Homes (Wales) Act applies to them. The scope is much broader than previous housing legislation and applies to most situations where housing is provided, not just tenancies.

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 changes the provisions for agricultural workers living in housing provided by an employer. From 1 December 2022, new agricultural workers do not have any special status in housing law and will instead be treated like any other occupier.

This business guide provides guidance on the law which governs the provision of housing for agricultural worker in Wales. It will focus on the types of agreements available for agricultural workers, and the rights conferred.

Please note that this guide relates to agricultural workers living in Wales only.