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Residential Property Possession Claims: Notice Period Update

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The Welsh Government announced on 17 December 2021 that they are extending the use of the current notice periods for residential properties (which were lengthened due to the pandemic) until 24 March 2022.

These temporary notice periods were due to expire on 31 December 2021. For most possession claims, landlords in Wales will need to give tenants six months’ notice before evicting tenants from a property using a Section 21 notice and for most grounds relied upon under a Section 8 claim. A shorter notice period is permitted for some grounds under Section 8 claim relating to anti-social behaviour or domestic violence.

This is for Wales only as in England, notice periods reverted back to their pre-pandemic levels on 1 October 2021.

The difference in the requirements for notices in both England and Wales may seem unclear to landlords and tenants and we would recommend you speak 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 on 03333 208644 or email law@jcpsolicitors.co.uk