Renters across Wales received greater protection this week after the Welsh government extended the six month notice for evictions, which was due to expire at the end of September, until at least 31 March 2021.
The move was designed to ensure that renters continue to have certainty and security during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before lockdown, the minimum period was two months, which was initially extended to three months before being changed to six months in July.
But while attempts to support tenants has been welcomed by Welsh Conservative housing spokesman Mark Isherwood, he has also acknowledged the need to also protect landlords.
Mark Isherwood asked housing minister Julie James at the Senedd this week if she recognised the need to protect “both tenants and landlords”.
Isherwood cited the case of a landlord whose tenants were four months in arrears, leaving him with no income.
James responded by stating: “The thing about private sector landlords is of course it's an income for them, but the house is somebody’s home.
“It's where they say ‘I'm going home’, and they mean that person's business proposition, but for them it’s a home, and that’s the most important thing.”
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