In 2016 the Welsh Government passed the new Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 that came into force from 1st December 2022.
Details about the responsibilities that all landlords and managing agents within Wales must fulfill.
Details about the conditions that all landlords and managing agents within Wales must ensure their properties meet.
Our Landlord Support Team can offer a wide range of support in setting up a new occupational contract.
An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is required for any property that is built, sold, or rented. There is a fine for those who do not obtain a valid EPC when it is required. As a Landlord you must be able to show a copy of your EPC to any prospective contract holders (tenants).
The certificate contains an energy efficiency rating from A to G. A being the most efficient and G the least. Landlords renting out a property must have a rating of E or above in order to comply with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
The EPC lasts for 10 years and provides information on a property’s energy usage and running costs, as well as recommendations on how a property can improve their rating and reduce energy usage and costs.
Follow the link below to find an accredited assessor.
Finding a trusted trader
We know how important it can be to find a trusted contractor and with concerns about rogue traders it can be difficult to know what to look out for. At Flintshire County Council we support the Buy With Confidence scheme. Buy With Confidence is made up of several Trading Standards services to provide a list of approved contractors who you can be assured are qualified, experienced and have been strictly vetted.
Follow the link below to find a business near you.
As a Landlord it is important to keep your property safe and up to the correct standards. This involves ensuring the electrical installations in your properties are up to date.
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) must be obtained by the Landlord which outlines the outcome of the test and any remedial work that may be required. The report lasts for five years at which point a new test must be carried out.
This report must be given to an existing contract holder (tenant) within 28 days of the of the test being carried out, to any new contract holder before they move in or to any prospective contract holder within 28 days of the request being made. If the local authority makes a request to see a copy of the report it must be supplied within seven days of the request.
Landlords must then keep a record of this report as you will need to provide it to the tester undertaking the new test in five years time.