Ending no-fault evictions
In Wales at least 42% of private tenants do not have a fixed term tenancy agreement. This means they are vulnerable to a ‘no-fault’ eviction, meaning a landlord can evict without having to give a reason, with only two months’ notice.
In our fight to improve security for tenants in Wales we created a petition, lobbied Assembly Members, called on local authorities to support the campaign and highlighted the issue in the media.
As a result of our campaigning, in spring 2019 the Welsh Government announced plans to end ‘no-fault’ evictions. Since then the Government has published a revised proposal, which they say will be easier to achieve before the next Welsh elections in 2021.
The proposal won’t end ‘no-fault’ but it will make it harder to use, by increasing the notice period from two months to six. This will effectively give tenants a minimum of one year’s security.
We’re currently waiting for the Bill to be laid before the Senedd.
We will update the campaign page with more information as this evolves.