The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus)
(‘the Regulations’) came into force on 11 December 2020. These Regulations
affect Wales only.
To protect against Coronavirus transmission, no eviction notices can be
served on residential tenants nor can bailiffs execute warrants of
possession of land, from the 11 December 2020 until 11 January 2021, unless
an exemption applies. The exemptions are:
1. To evict trespassers;
2. To evict occupants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour;
3. To evict occupants on the grounds of nuisance; and
4. Where a property is unoccupied following the death of a tenant.
The exemptions are different in England. In England, the exemptions also
include cases where serious rent arrears have accrued (at least 9 months’
rent arrears before the pandemic) and tenants who have provided false
statements can still be evicted.
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