July 07, 2020 Pro bono success for Sarah Salmon and Christopher McCarthy in Court of Appeal: Jarvis v Evans – landlord licensing in Wales

This case was the first to see the provisions of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 before the higher courts and will have substantial implications for both private landlords and tenants in Wales. The Court of Appeal held that a section 8, Housing Act 1988 notice served by a landlord is a “notice to terminate a tenancy” and if such a notice is served by a landlord who is unlicensed in Wales, it is invalid.