Moratorium on forfeiture of business tenancies in Wales extended to 31 December 2020


On 9 September 2020, the Welsh government extended the moratorium on forfeiture of business tenancies in Wales to 31 December 2020, under section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The Business Tenancies (Extension of Protection from Forfeiture etc.) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 extends the protection for businesses whose leases are at threat of forfeiture for non-payment on rent until the end of 2020.

The moratorium in Wales, which was initially to expire on 30 June 2020, was extended to 30 September 2020 and this is now the second extension.

There is however no restriction on money claims for arrears of rent.

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Re-entry or forfeiture for non-payment of rent (for commercial tenancies in Wales) may not be enforced during the period now ending 31 December 2020.
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