On 19 March the Government published emergency legislation that will suspend the eviction of tenants from both social and private rented accommodation, with new possession proceedings, through applications to the courts, being prevented until further notice.
The Government will also issue updated guidance, which will request landlords allow tenants to remain in their homes. This guidance will also outline how both landlords and tenants shall be expected to work together, after this period has ended, to establish an affordable repayment plan.
To support landlords the Government will extend the 3-month mortgage payment holiday to Buy to Let mortgages. Additionally, landlords with a government backed Help to Buy equity loan will also be offered interest payment holidays.
As you will no doubt be aware, this is a fast-moving situation with new announcements being made rapidly. I would, therefore, strongly encourage you keep up to date with the advice and guidance being provided by both the UK Government and the Welsh Government. You can follow developments through either the Prime Minister’s daily briefing, which takes place at around 17:00 every day and is televised on BBC News, or through the dedicated web pages produced by both governments on their websites; these are as follows:
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At the December 2019 General Election, David was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Clwyd West, with an increased vote share of 50.7%.