Plaid Senedd member demands end to no fault evictions


Siân Gwenllian (Image: Welsh Parliament) Tai terast (Image: Gwalia)

Plaid Cymru MS Siân Gwenllian has criticised the Welsh Government's decision to end a ban on evictions that was introduced due to the pandemic.


The Welsh Government introduced the eviction ban in December 2020 "to protect public health and support Welsh tenants".


The ban initially ran until the end of March, but was then extended. However, ministers have now confirmed that the ban would not be extended further.


Earlier this week Shelter Cymru said that hundreds of people could be made homeless as a result of the decision.


The Plaid Cymru MS for Arfon described the decision as "very irreponsible'.

She said: “The Welsh Labour Government’s decision is a very irresponsible one. The ban has been in place during Covid which has meant that tenants have not been turned out of their homes for no reason.

“Everyone should have a right to a home but the current housing crisis is deepening and stark inequalities are at play – from the proliferation of luxurious second homes on the one side to homelessness and long waiting lists on the other.

“67,000 families are on housing waiting lists across Wales.

“The lifting of this ban is wrong. This practice should end permanently."

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