Welsh Government announces extension of moratorium on forfeiture for non-payment of rent

3 September 2021

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Welsh Government  has announced that the moratorium on forfeiture for non-payment of rent due to Covid 19 pandemic is to be extended from 30th September to 25 March 2022.

This announcement brings Wales in line with the protection given to commercial tenants in England announced by UK Government in June.  The Welsh Government encouraged tenants to pay rent where able to do so.  It will consider how it intends deal with the issue of commercial rent arrears built up during the pandemic over the coming months and will work with the UK Government on these proposals.

Philip Angell, Director of Property Management at Cooke & Arkwright, commented “This announcement was expected as it would have been surprising if Welsh Government offered less protection to commercial tenants than their Westminster counterparts”

The disposal of 120,000 square feet on the Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate was a particularly satisfying task. The building had been rebuilt following fire damage, and Jeremy Symons and his team were successful in identifying a nearby purchaser looking to expand. The sale price, at £4,000,000, represented a record sale price for a property of this nature in the area, and with great tenacity and endeavour was completed in a timely fashion. An excellent result.

Richard Hayward, Richard Hayward Properties