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Further Extension to Residential Tenancy Notice Periods in Wales

The extended six month notice period that residential landlords are required to give tenants to commence possession proceedings has been further extended by the Welsh Government. The extended notice period was due to end on 31 December 2021, but has been further extended to 24 March 2022.

As a result, landlords with properties in Wales are still required to provide tenants with a six month notice period when serving a section 21 or section 8 notice requiring possession until at least 24 March 2022. The more severe grounds of a section 8 notice, such as domestic violence and anti-social behaviour, do benefit from shorter notice periods.

These provisions only apply to properties in Wales. On 01 October 2021, the notice period required for properties in England reverted to the relevant pre-pandemic requirements.

The consistent extension of notice period requirements in Wales, and the cross-border differences with England can be unclear and confusing for landlords. If you would like clear guidance or initial advice on these provisions and what your options may be, please contact our litigation team on 01633 603178 or litigation@rdplaw.co.uk. For more information on our dispute resolution services click here.

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