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Further Extension of Notice Period Introduced in Wales

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New regulations which came into effect on 24 July 2020 has meant that landlords wanting to serve a notice to end their tenant’s occupation of their Welsh property will now have to provide 6 months as opposed to 3 months (except under certain grounds in relation to anti-social behaviour). 

The new regulations affect notices served under section 8(4A) or (4B) and section 21(1) or (4) of the Housing Act 1988 and therefore this includes notices in relation to rent arrears (known as a section 8 notice) and a no-fault notice (known as a section 21 notice).  The extended notice period applies during the relevant period, which started on 26 March 2020 and is due to end on 30 September 2020.

The notice period was previously increased to 3 months by the Coronavirus Act for properties in both England and Wales and accordingly it is essential that the correct notice period is provided to tenants.

The difference of the requirements for notices in both England and Wales may seem unclear to landlords and tenants and we would recommend you speaking to us for some initial advice and to see what options are available to you.   Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can assist you.

Jonathan Flynn is an Associate Solicitor in our Property Litigation team and has experience in dealing with a wide range of property disputes including landlord and tenant issues.  For further support, contact Jonathan by email on