Rent Smart Wales
The law in Wales now requires private landlords to
register themselves and their properties with Rent Smart Wales.
The Housing Act (Wales) 2014 requires landlords to register and
self-managing landlords who let and manage properties and agents to
also undertake training and apply for a licence. Rent Smart Wales
aims to drive up standards in the private rented sector.
The scheme will help to protect tenants and will support good
landlords and agents by helping them keep abreast of their
responsibilities and legal obligations, raising the reputation of
A specialist team deals with queries and helps landlords and
agents register and apply for a licence.
The enforcement powers are now active. This means that failure
to comply with the legislation is an offence. There are
consequences of committing offences under the Act. These
- Fixed Penalty Notices (of either £150/£250)
- Rent Repayment Orders
- Rent Stopping Orders
- Criminal Prosecutions and Fines
Further information is available at Rent Smart Wales
where you are also able to subscribe to receive updates. You can
also follow on Twitter @rentsmartwales or Facebook at www.facebook.com/RDC.RSW. If
you would like to speak to someone you can contact the helpline on