Emergency laws were introduced in Wales to deal with evictions during the pandemic.
Between 29 September 2020 and 24 March 2022, most tenants in Wales were entitled to 6 months’ notice before their landlord could start court action to evict them. This included assured shorthold tenants.
The emergency laws ended on the 24 March 2022. This means, if you receive a notice after the 24 March 2022, the amount of notice you are entitled to depends on the type of tenancy and the reason why your landlord wants you to leave. For example, if you have an assured shorthold tenancy and your landlord is serving a ‘section 21’ (or ‘no fault’) notice, the notice will need to be 2 months in length.
What if my landlord has already started court proceedings to evict me?
If you have received possession papers or a notice of eviction from the county court use our guide to find out what will happen next:
Always get advice if possession proceedings have started against you. It might not be too late to stop or delay any eviction.