Coronavirus: Call to extend eviction ban due to pandemic – BBC News

There are calls for renters in Wales to get more protection from eviction over fears that homelessness services could “crack” under increased demand.

In England – except in certain circumstances – renters will get six months’ notice of their landlord’s plan to evict them until March 2021.

Shelter Cymru said private renters were among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

The Welsh Government said it would keep its own six-month notice period, due to expire in September, “under review”.

Shelter wants ministers to use emergency coronavirus powers to give renters in Wales the same protection as those in England.

In Scotland, a proposal for six months of notice until March requires approval from the Scottish Parliament, while laws in Northern Ireland include a 12-week notice period.

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A YouGov poll of just over 1,000 households in Wales, commissioned by Shelter Cymru, suggested an estimated 15,000

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