Industry News Sam Hunter 20/12/2021

NRLA responds to new Welsh Government announcement on notice periods

In the wake of the Welsh Government's announcement confirming that the six month notice period regulations introduced following the start of the pandemic will remain in place until 24 March 2022, the NRLA has provided its response to this news.

Commenting on this announcement, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said:

“The Welsh Government’s decision today to further extend notice periods will come as yet another blow to landlords in the sector.

“It will cause hardship to landlords suffering at the hands of deliberate rent dodgers, as well as those with tenants causing nuisance to neighbours and house mates through anti-social behaviour.

“The decision to ask landlords to carry the Covid can once again, reinforces the need for the Welsh Government to work harder at distributing the tenancy hardship grant to those in greatest need, so that rent debt can be paid down and tenancies sustained in the interest of both parties.”