On 11th July 2019 the Welsh Government opened its consultation on reforming possession in Wales. They plan to prevent landlords from repossessing their property under the upcoming Section 21 equivalent for 12 months from the date the tenant moves in.
These proposals will only take effect when the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force. In that a Section 21 notice will be replaced by a Section 173 notice. This is expected at the start of 2021.
For further information on this and to have your voice heard please see our campaign on possession reform in Wales.
For most landlords, serving a section 21 notice will be the most common way for them to start to end a tenancy. This route to possession is simpler than serving a section 8 notice as it does not require them to attend a court hearing, or give a reason why they wish to receive possession. Instead, as long as the landlord has given the correct length of notice, met all the requirements for service, and used the correct form then the courts will provide a possession order in the post. This is known as accelerated possession.
On this page we explain in more detail exactly what a Section 21 notice is, the different types of Section 21 notices, guidance on the correct procedure to follow and links to download Section 21 notice, court form N5b and court form N325.
The section 21 notices on this page are only for use with assured shorthold tenancies in Wales.
If your property is in England, then please go to this page instead.
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