Wales

RLA approved as official Rent Smart Wales training provider

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The Residential Landlords Association has been given the green light to run a new training course for landlords in Wales.

The RLA’s bid to provide Rent Smart Wales Landlord Licensing Training is one of the first to be approved by the licensing body.

All landlords who rent out property in Wales have to register with Rent Smart Wales and as part of the Rent Smart Wales licensing agreement licence holders are required to have completed approved training – meaning they can successfully manage tenancies within the law and maintain the rented property in good repair.

Rent Smart Wales was brought in on November 23, 2015 and landlords have been given 12 months to comply.

RLA Director for Wales Douglas Haig said: “Whilst the RLA opposed the Rent Smart Wales scheme because it is a misguided approach to improving the sector by Welsh Government, we have however always represented landlords that provide safe and secure housing.

“The RLA has been training landlords for nearly 20 years and we are pleased to add another area of training for our landlords, specifically dedicated to those that own properties in Wales.

“I’m sure landlords will prefer to use a training provider with this experience and that has the best interest of landlords at heart.”

Full details of the classroom course, including dates, times and fees will be made available shortly. To register your interest click here.

The course is relevant to landlord licensing only and not suitable for letting agents who will need to attend appropriate training in order to obtain an agents’ licence.

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Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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