Emergency laws have been introduced in Wales to protect tenants from eviction for a temporary period.
From 29 September 2020, assured tenants in Wales are entitled to 6 months’ notice before their private landlord can start court action to evict them.
You can only be given a shorter notice in some limited cases. For example if your landlord has given you a ‘section 8’ notice on the grounds of antisocial behaviour.
What if I received a notice from my landlord before the 29 September 2020?
The amount of notice you are entitled to depends on when you were given it :
- between 26 March 2020 and 23 July 2020 – you are entitled to 3 months notice
- between 24 July 2020 and 28 September 2020 – you are entitled to 6 months notice (unless you were given a ‘section 8’ notice on the grounds of anti-social behaviour in which case it is 3 months).
If you have received a ‘section 8’ notice from your landlord you should stay in your home. Evictions take time and you don’t have to leave at the end of your notice under current law.
Court proceedings for eviction were suspended for a time but the courts have now been able to start to deal with evictions again. If you receive any letters from the court take a look at our advice on court proceedings to find out what happens next.
If you are a lodger who lives with your landlord, these rules don’t apply.