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Are you Rent Smart Ready?

Published: 30/03/2016

Rent Smart Wales is the brand name for the new registration and licensing requirement under Part 1 of the Housing Act (Wales) Act 2014. introduced by the Welsh Government at the end of last year. This new law applies to all landlords and agents of private residential property across Wales. If you own, rent out, manage and/or live in a rented property then this law will impact on you. Rent Smart Wales will improve the image of the private rental sector. It will benefit people who rent their home in the sector and improve the practices of landlords and agents. From November 2015, landlords and agents were given 12 months to register and become licensed with Rent Smart Wales. This can be done online at the Rent Smart Wales website. During this first year, the focus is on compliance and awareness of the new requirement. There are compulsory approved training courses listed on the Rent Smart Wales website. Your nearest venue and contact details can be viewed and booked online through the website. Online courses for both landlords and agents will soon be available from Rent Smart Wales. To find out more and to apply Visit or call 03000 133344. The new legislation and Rent Smart Wales replaces the voluntary Landlord Accreditation Wales scheme, which has been operated by Cardiff Council. In the future the local authority will lead enforcement action against those landlords and agents not complying with their legal obligations on behalf of the licensing authority.