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Rent Smart Wales Landlords

Do you rent out a property in Wales?

Landlords and agents are now required by law to be registered or licenced. A new law has been introduced in Wales which applies to all landlords and agents of private residential property. If you own, rent out, manage and/or live in a rented property then this law will impact on you. To find out more and to apply.

Visit Rent Smart Wales website or call 03000 133344.

Using a managing agent
  • For landlords who wish to have nothing to do with the day-to-day letting and management of the property, there is no compulsion to do so under the new legislation. Instead, they must formally nominate on their registration who will be the agent that will undertake letting and management work on their behalf. That agent must be licensed.  However, as the landlord is the person granting the tenancy, they are still part of the process and therefore they must register themselves and their property;

When did Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 come into force?

As of 23rd November 2015 the Landlord Accreditation Wales (LAW) scheme, administered by Cardiff Council on behalf of the local authority partnership, changed. The new law places new legal obligations on private landlords and agents operating in Wales.

I have a licenced House in Multiple Occupation. Do I still need to register it if I'm registered with Rent Smart Wales?

You will still need to apply for individual property licences for Houses in Multiple Occupation from this authority.

To find out more about the new law which will apply to all private landlords and agents in Wales, visit the Rent Smart Wales website.

To book on training

Visit the Rent Smart Wales website or contact the scheme administrator: 

Rent Smart Wales
c/o Cardiff Council
City Hall
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