Welsh government extends 6 months notice to 31st December 2021

Welsh government extends 6 months notice to 31st December 2021

17:44 PM, 22nd September 2021, About 4 weeks ago 7

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The Minister for Climate Change has confirmed the regulations under paragraphs 1(2) and 14(1) of Schedule 29 to the 2020 Act have been extended until 31 December 2021.

Six months’ notice is required for notices served in respect of all protected tenancies; statutory tenancies; secure tenancies; assured tenancies; assured shorthold tenancies; introductory tenancies; and demoted tenancies, except – in relation to all – where those notices relate to anti-social behaviour or domestic violence.

The purpose of this alteration is to ensure that during a time when case numbers and hospitalisations are increasing and the virus remains a serious threat to public health, landlords will continue to give increased notice to tenants before they can issue proceedings for possession. The effect will to be to delay evictions meaning that: fewer people will face eviction into homelessness at a time when this might exacerbate the spread of the virus and when local authorities are less able to respond to these situations; those renting their homes will benefit from increased security and reduced anxiety; and individuals at risk of eviction will be provided with increased time to seek support to resolve any problems, including applying to the Tenancy Hardship Grant scheme, which I introduced in July.

In response to today’s announcement by the Welsh Government, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive at the National Residential Landlords Association, said: “The further extension of longer notice periods is yet another blow to the Welsh private rented sector and will only worsen the ongoing rent arrears crisis.

“Expecting landlords to carry the burden of extended notice periods is doomed to fail and the Welsh Government’s desire to continue kicking the can down the road is jeopardising the long-term future of many landlords’ businesses and in turn, the security of tenants who rely upon them.

“This announcement indicates that the Welsh Government lacks a coherent strategy to address the many issues affecting the private rented sector. The little publicised Tenancy Hardship Grant has helped less than half a dozen tenants and without a clear plan to exit emergency measures, the rent debt crisis will worsen, leaving many tenants with damaged credit scores, saddled with debt and local authorities unable to meet demand.”

 



Comments

by Mick Roberts

8:13 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

My notes on this:

This is what we've come to now. This is all having negative effect of what Govt want-As do most things Govt do.
Landlords now like yourself think what? I can't get my house back as agreed years ago? Cause Govt wants tenant to have longer. But what's happening is, Landlords packing up when they can thinking I've had enough. Remaining Landlords charge more as limited supply. And Benefit tenants don't get a look-in.
Imagine if u could get your house back within a month, other Landlords would say What I can get me house back just like that if naughty tenant not paying? Ooh yeah Go on then, I'll take a chance on her, I'll buy some more to house them homeless down the road and that is how u bring prices down as tenants would say I'm not having your house, that one up road is cheaper and better.
But cause 9+ million tenants and 2 million Landlords, Govt gets votes off tenants for giving them what they want to hear whereas we know every policy Tory Govt bought in since 2015 has made it worse for tenants and MUCH more expensive. Along with Selective Licensing and Universal Credit.
And before anyone shoots me down, I'm biggest Benefit Landlord in Nottingham, get on with all me tenants. Had many same tenants same house for 24 years and they cannot move any more. No other Landlord will take em and they daren't leave me cause they know I won't crap on em if they good plus they can't get anywhere.
However I do have to retire one day and can't carry on with all these anti-Landlord rules and regs they keep bringing in.

Let's turn it round and exaggerate this. U let Landlord evict after 2 weeks of non payment, he gets his house back, minimum cost, he rents again.
Next Landlord thinks this isn't bad, I'm gonna buy some more, at least I don't have to wait 6+ months to go to court with no income in to evict.
More Landlords more houses. Rents fall. Tenants have a choice. Tenants especially vulnerable ones can't move anywhere at moment. U let Landlords get their property back sooner if no rent and damage, and more will buy.
Tenants ten years ago if they din't like something, they'd just move, it was easy for them. Landlord had to be half alright or he din't have a tenant.

Shorten the time to a month and we'd all give any tenant a chance. Or keep doing what they doing and don't learn from the Govt and Councils mistakes of the last 6 years and watch the homeless increase

by Tom

9:23 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

I can only agree with you Mick. This strategy by the UK Government and the devolved administrations is shortsighted and only going to drive landlords from the sector. Along with the other impositions of more regulation and higher taxes it must be concluded that this is what they want. It may have short term benefits at the ballot box and be popular with the likes of Shelter and Generation Rent but I don’t understand how this will benefit tenants and the country as a whole in the long term.
On the six month notice period, I can’t understand how this has not been challenged. How can governments change the legal requirements for a notice period which retrospectively affects existing legal contracts freely entered into by both parties, tenant and landlord? Especially when that change can result in the landlord losing thousands of pounds and in some cases tens of thousands and even his /her livelihood.

by Dylan Morris

9:49 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

“The Minister for Climate Change has confirmed the regulations under paragraphs…….” Ha ha ha ……what’s this to do with Climate Change don’t they have a Housing Minister. Bunch of clowns.

by terry sullivan

10:55 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

there is no welsh govt

by Monty Bodkin

11:13 AM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/news/news-analysis-holiday-lets-unsustainable/

Rents in Wales have soared since the start of the pandemic as landlords switched their properties to short-term lets, reducing the supply of private rental homes.

by Mick Roberts

12:46 PM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Tom at 23/09/2021 - 09:23
That's my big bug bear Tom, constantly changing things retrospectively when u & tenant signed up to something & it's worked for 20+ years. Govt & Councils change something, it jeopardises their home, my Mental Health, my retirement.

by Mick Roberts

12:47 PM, 23rd September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 23/09/2021 - 11:13
Good info Monty, keep it coming.


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