Coronavirus: Extension of notice to quit period for landlords

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Legislation extends the notice to quit period a landlord must give a tenant to 12 weeks

The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12 week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evict.

The Bill was passed by the Assembly on Tuesday 28 April 2020. This emergency legislation was introduced in response to the pandemic. The legislation was due to expire on 30 September 2021 but this has now been extended further until 4 May 2022.

Previously, the notice to quit period depended on how long the tenant has lived in the property:

  • if the tenant has been in the property for less than 5 years you must give at least 4 weeks’ notice
  • if the tenant has lived in the property for more than 5 years but less than 10 you must give at least 8 weeks’ notice
  • if the tenant has lived in the property for over 10 years, you must give 12 weeks’ notice

See notice to quit and due process.


First published 17 April 2020