EVICTIONS: Letting agents must now give six months’ notice of evictions until 30th March 2021 in Wales

first_imgHome » News » EVICTIONS: Letting agents must now give six months’ notice of evictions until 30th March 2021 in Wales previous nextRegulation & LawEVICTIONS: Letting agents must now give six months’ notice of evictions until 30th March 2021 in WalesHousing minister says tenants can be given shorter notice periods but only if they are involved in anti-social behaviour or domestic violence.Nigel Lewis16th September 202001,027 Views The Welsh government is to extend the period during which landlords and letting agents must wait for six months before starting evictions to March 31st next year, moving it past the original September 30th deadline.But housing minister Julie James has said that landlords and lettings agents will be able to give shorter notice periods to tenants involved in anti-social behaviour (of one month) or domestic violence (immediate).“The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to have a significant impact on daily life and is still posing major challenges for all of us,” she told the Welsh parliament. “I have therefore acted to give additional protection to renters.“I am committed to ensuring we continue to protect renters whilst at the same time mitigating impacts on landlords and protecting communities from the harmful effects of ongoing anti-social behaviour.Rent arrearsBut unlike in England, the Welsh government is not including ‘extreme rent arrears’ as a reason to give a shorter notice period prior to an eviction.“Where rent arrears have accumulated due to Covid-19, private rented sector tenants will soon be able to apply for a loan through the Tenancy Saver Loan scheme when it opens for applications at the end of this month,” said James.“We’ve also provided an additional £1.4 million to boost services that support people in Wales to manage problem debt and improve their household income.”The ministers also announced that, as England’s government announced recently, there will be a pause on physical evictions both during the festive period and within any future local lock-downs.eviction notices Julie James rent arrears evictions September 16, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img

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