Any landlord who has a rental property in Wales which is rented on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy is required to register. Depending on how a property is owned will determine who needs to register it. All registrations are done with Rent Smart Wales.
Landlords who are not involved in setting up tenancies and managing their rental properties do not need a licence; however they must use a licensed agent and register as a landlord declaring their agent on the registration. Landlords who do undertake letting and management tasks at their rental properties in Wales are required to apply for a licence. Such landlords are often described as ‘self-managing’
Appointing an Agent
If a Landlord does not wish to manage the property themselves (or does not wish to be Licenced) they can appoint a Licenced Agent to manage the property. In this case a Landlord simply needs to register with Rent Smart Wales
Stress Free Lettings from Amison Associates Limited is licenced with Rent Smart Wales. Email Kirstie@amisonassociates.co.uk or call 01341 242646 / 07887 906955 to discuss your requirements further.
A copy of our Lettings terms can be downloaded here
Rent Smart Wales process landlord registrations and grant licences to landlords and agents who need to comply with the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. The legislation made provision for those who needed to comply to do so within a year, without fear of repercussion.
The enforcement powers are now active. This means that failure to comply with the legislation is an offence. If you have not yet complied; click here to find out what to do.