In My Area - Wales
Rent Smart Wales
Rent Smart Wales, which launched on 23rd November 2015, is the mandatory registration and licensing scheme for landlords and agents in Wales.
The scheme requires all landlords to register their properties and undergo training to obtain a licence if they wish to self-manage. Letting agents also need to apply for a licence and ensure that staff directly involved in property management have the appropriate training. Landlords and agents were given 12 months in which to comply with the new legislation, before it then became an offence to let or manage a property without the correct licence.
You can register on the Rent Smart Wales website www.rentsmart.gov.wales and via the helpline on 03000 133344.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) are approved trainers for Rent Smart Wales and can offer the relevant required training courses for all landlords and agents to enable you to gain a licence.
NLA members who are were accredited prior to 1st May 2016 will need to do an online top-up, which can be undertaken by completing all the modules marked ‘core subject for wales only’ in our Online Library