Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (Wales)
This Section 21 Notice Seeking Possession (Wales) is designed for a Landlord to serve on an Assured Shorthold Tenant. It takes the form of a letter confirming that the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) will come to an end on a date specified in the letter. That date may be the last day of the fixed term or a later date.
This notice is suitable for properties in Wales. Please see the alternative Section 21 Notice template for properties in England.
The notice periods which were extended during the Covid-19 pandemic revert to pre-pandemic lengths (two months) for notices served from 25 March 2022.
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 which comes into force 15 July 2022 will substantially change how the private rented sector will operate in Wales and there will be different procedures for evicting contract-holders from a dwelling. Relevant templates and guidance will be available in due course.
As well as containing the termination notice, this letter also sets out practical arrangements for vacating the Property.
Housing law permits an Assured Shorthold Tenant to remain in occupation of the Property after the end of the fixed term of his Tenancy unless the Landlord has served a valid Section 21 Notice. The Tenancy becomes a “periodic” AST.
Please note that this notice is only suitable for ASTs. It cannot be used to terminate any other type of tenancy. Consider using a Section 8 Notice Seeking Possession or a Notice to Quit instead. These documents can be found in the Terminating Residential Tenancies subfolder.
Serving this notice is effectively the first step in the Accelerated Procedure for repossession of properties let on ASTs. If the court is satisfied that a valid Section 21 Notice has been served, it will order the Tenant to vacate the Property.
The termination date specified must, in normal circumstances, be at least 2 months after the notice is received by the Tenant. The earliest termination date is the end of the fixed term of the Tenancy. If the tenancy is a contractual periodic tenancy, the termination date must fall at the end of a period of the tenancy (e.g., at the end of a quarter if the rent is paid quarterly).
Landlords need to have complied with certain legal obligations before they can serve a valid Section 21 Notice. See the Guidance on Section 8 and Section 21 Notices for further information.
This document is duplicated in the Residential Possession Proceedings - Accelerated Procedure subfolder.
Optional phrases/clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.