The Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus)
(‘the Regulations’) came into force on 11 January 2021. 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 January 2021 until 31 March 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 Welsh Government must review the Regulations every three weeks to
ensure that the ban imposed is deemed proportionate. The eviction ban may
therefore be lifted before the expiry date of the Regulations. Court cases
can continue, it is just bailiff evictions that cannot proceed.
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