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Wales housing sector: major changes

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Changes to the Housing sector in Wales are coming, and any landlord or letting agent involved within the private rented sector need to ensure that they are ready and registered. Changes in Wales could be seen in England sooner than you think! If you let properties in Wales, or are interested in potential changes read on about four key areas currently being discussed…

Changes to the Housing sector in Wales are coming, and any landlord or letting agent involved within the private rented sector need to ensure that they are ready and registered. Changes in Wales could be seen in England sooner than you think! If you let properties in Wales, or are interested in potential changes read on about four key areas currently being discussed.

RLA Wales director Douglas Haig is campaigning and lobbying continuously to ensure that the private rented sector isn’t being over burdened with regulatory overhaul. However, he can’t do it alone, so if you do let in Wales you need to join your voice to the cause! Don’t forget to comment if you have anything else to say.

Rent controls would critically damage the private rented sector in Wales

RLA Director for Wales, Douglas Haig has hit out against proposals for the implementation of rent controls in Wales. Historically rent controls have not worked and Welsh politicians need to consider whether the proposals will actually help tenants as oppose to hurting them. Find out more on the Welsh News Hub. Read more…

RPI: Dragon’s Den

We want to know what you think about proposals and what more the RLA can do to help support private landlords in Wales. Get involved and comment below to give us an idea about your thoughts on the matter. Read more…

Housing Bill Wales: Welsh Agent and Landlord Licensing Scheme (WALLS)

The current drafting of the Housing Bill intends to register all landlords and properties in Wales and licence all landlords that own properties in wales. This will require training and regular CPD to maintain the licence.  Whilst the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has been lobbying hard against this, unfortunately Plaid Cymru and Lib Dems did an about turn on their views in January and backed the government on their proposals when they had previously opposed it.  Read more

Council special planning guidance in Cardiff

Cardiff Council is currently consulting on the introduction of Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) to restrict the number of HMO’s and flat conversions in Cardiff.  If successful, it will effectively limit the creation of seven-or-more bedroom HMO’s and restrict the subdivision of houses into apartments  Read more

Plasnewydd and Gabalfa – Cardiff consultation on additional licensing

Cardiff Council is considering additional licensing for Plasneqydd and Gabalfa. We are urging members and impacted private landlords to respond to give the council a true reflection of sentiments on proposals. Individual responses provide a convincing basis for councillors to reconsider proposals. Respond to the survey by  clicking here; beware the questions are leading. For more details and how to write to councillors. Read more

Dig deeper: head to the RLA Wales webpage for more information and updates

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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