Welsh landlords will need to give tenants six months’ notice if pursing a ‘no fault’ (aka Section 21) eviction.
The new rules are a result of the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill and will come into force in early 2022. They make permanent the initially temporary changes introduced in July 2020 to help tenants facing the thread of eviction during the pandemic.
In addition, these eviction notices will not be allowed to be served until the tenants have lived in the property for six months. This means the de facto minimum tenancy length for tenants in Wales will become 12 months (six plus six).
Changes in England are also planned, but are not expected to be introduced to Parliament until the pandemic is over.