The deadline for Rent Smart Wales registration is the 23rd November 2016. This is fast approaching, and it will be a criminal and civil offence to let or manage a property in Wales without the correct licence or registration after this date.
Rent Smart Wales have warned it may take up to 10 working days to respond to enquiries as landlords rush to register before the November 23rddeadline.
Every day we get more and more calls about the scheme and how landlords can remain compliant with the law. To help landlords with this scheme, we’ve come up with three easy steps to the process:
- Register as a Landlord with Rent Smart Wales (costs £33.50 online or £80.50 for paper application)
- Book and undertake training course and pass assessment with the RLA
- Complete license application
If you would like more information you can view our guide to Rent Smart Wales.
Any landlord who joins the RLA will have access to our online Rent Smart Wales course for FREE for a limited amount of time.
We have also put together a handy diagram to help you understand the different licence types and the process to get a licence for each type (if you click on the image, you can download a PDF version).
Rent Smart Wales FAQ
1. Are you Rent Smart Wales?
No, we are the Residential Landlords Association, the leading body representing landlords across England and Wales. We are an approved training provider for Rent Smart Wales landlord online and classroom training.
2. How much will registration and licensing cost?
All landlords are legally required to register their personal details and for each of their properties that they rent in Wales. The cost is £33.50 to complete registration online. Paper applications will see a fee of £80.50, which allows payment by phone.
A landlord licence fee is £144 online and £186 for paper applications. However, landlords who help manage other properties that are not their own and who do not employ staff, are deemed “agents” under the scheme and must obtain an agent’s licence. The agent’s licence will be valid for the landlord to also manage their own personal properties in this scenario.
For more information on Rent Smart Wales, please watch this short BBC video of Douglas our Wales Director.