Are you Rent Smart Ready?
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
To find out more and to apply Visit www.rentsmart.gov.wales or call 03000
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