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Landlords in Wales encouraged to improve professional development

Ceredigion County Council completed its one month long RentSmart Wales Roadshow yesterday at an event in Lampeter, South West Wales, designed to offer landlords in Wales advice and help with new rental rules.

The ‘drop-in’ sessions were held during June and July to give landlords in Wales the opportunity to learn more about the new registration and licensing requirements of the Rent Smart Wales legislation.

Landlords were given an opportunity to speak to council staff face to face and learn more about the new requirements. It was also an opportunity to be introduced to the online registration/licensing process.

Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, there are new legal obligations on landlords, as well as managing agents, who have rental property in Wales. 

The changes to housing legislation were recently introduced by the Welsh government and will affect all persons involved in the private renting of residential accommodation. It is now a legal requirement for all landlords to register and for self-managing landlords and agents to be licensed and suitably trained.

For further information about RentSmart Wales – click here

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    This will do nothing to tackle the problem of 'rogue landlords', it just imposes more onerous conditions on us and creates a whole new bureaucracy paid for by us, the legitimate landlords.
    I can't imagine a stampede of these rogue landlords making their way to register before the punitive
    deadline arrives in November.
    They haven't bothered to stay within the law in the past and they will take the chance that they are unlikely to be caught as they are completely 'off the radar' with regard to declaring any of their income,
    or complying with the current regulations.

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