Things are changing for landlords and letting agents in Wales.
The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 has already been passed by the Welsh Assembly and came into force on 24 November, bringing in mandatory regulation and accreditation
The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 has now received the royal assent but we do not know when it will be implemented - see here.
- The Rent Smart Wales website has information about the new rules and is the website where landlords must register and tenants can check whether their landlord is compliant.
- The new Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents licensed under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 has now been published.
Note - the penalty free period for existing landlords and agents in Wales to register with Rent Smart Wales ended on 24 November 2016. If you have not registered you are trading illegally and could be prosecuted. Rent Smart Wales however are unlikley to prosecute if you register late, so long as you do register!
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The Landlord Law Conference (Wales) 2015
This took place on 15 May 2015 and the film footage of the talks are now available on Landlord Law for the benefit of our +plus members.
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Watch this short film showing speakers and delegates at our Wales Conference:
However in the meantime, here are some links with information about the changes (we will add to the list when we find more items):
Wales only items on Landlord Law
Increasingly there are going to be differences between the law in England and Wales. Most of the current content on the site is relevant for England AND Wales. To help Welsh members I will also be putting a little Welsh Dragon icon next to Wales only items so you can find them easily.
Items which are specific to England (and which do not apply in Wales) will be 'flagged up' by the English flag.