Housing in Wales, and specifically the Welsh Agents and Landlords Licensing Scheme (WALLS) is being discussed by all three party groups in Wales. This is an interesting and significant moment for the Welsh private rented sector (PRS) and with representatives, including the RLA. It will be interesting to monitor the outcome of the debates and how the government will choose to react.
RLA Director for Wales, Douglas Haig and public affairs guru Ed Jacobs are in attendance and have been watching the debate with curious interest as to how the Government will react. The RLA have a meeting with Welsh Housing Ministers next week and this event will surely influence the nature of talks. Stay tuned for more information!
The debate over landlord registration is a hot-topic in Wales after proposals from the Government suggested that compulsory licensing/accreditation for all landlords has brought about a lively debate from the three main political bodies in Wales. In representation are:
- Mark Isherwood – Conservatives
- Jocelyn Davies – Plaid Cymru (Party of Wales)
- Peter Black – Liberal Democrats
The event held by Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Wales, is happening in Cardiff today and promises to tackle some of the big question in housing in Wales.
The Welsh Housing Bill has a set of proposals that many may find controversial and has been undergoing consultation for some time, which the RLA has taken the opportunity to respond to.
We will, of course, monitor the situation, relate the news to members, and respond in kind.