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Welsh Government extend Notice Periods to six months with immediate effect

Thursday 23 July 2020

Today, 23 July 2020, the Welsh Government has temporarily increased the notice period that landlords must provide from three months to six months to end Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

This effects notices served under Section 8 (but excluding notices specifying Grounds 7A and 14) and Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

The Regulations apply to notices given on or after 24 July 2020 (the date the Regulations come into force) and will apply to notices served until 30 September 2020.

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The effect will to be to further delay evictions during the ongoing public health emergency; fewer people will face eviction into homelessness at a time when local authorities are less able to respond to these situations; those renting their homes will benefit from increased security and reduced anxiety, and individuals at risk of eviction will be provided with increased time to seek support to resolve any problems.

Julie James, Housing Minister

Written Statement   Regulations   Welsh Gov FAQs  

Propertymark will be updating its resources to members in light of today’s announcement.