Things are changing for landlords and letting agents in Wales.  

  • The Welsh Tenant Fees Ban will go live in Wales on 1 September 2019
  • 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!

Information Links

However in the meantime, here are some links with information about the changes (we will add to the list when we find more items):

Welsh DragonWale​s only items on Landlord Law

Increasingly there are 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 now put 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) are 'flagged up' by the English flag.

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