Landlords Association Wales
BLA Wales – British Landlords Association, a national landlords association also covering Wales.
Help to make a property fit to let in Wales
The Welsh Government scheme, “Houses into Homes” can provide funding, to enable a property to be made fit to let. Applications for the “Houses into Homes” are made through the local authority. More information about the scheme is available, on the Welsh Government website at www.wales.gov.uk
Compulsory landlord registration and licensing in Wales
The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 requires all landlords with property in Wales, to register with Rent Smart Wales and to either be licensed themselves, if they’re ‘self-managing’ or use a licensed agent.
If a landlord in Wales does not register, is unlicensed, or uses an unlicensed agent, then Rent Smart Wales may issue a fine. Click here for guidance notes, letting a property in Wales.
What is the cost of a landlord Licence in Wales?
The cost of a licence fee, in Wales for online applications, is £144. For a paper application, the fee is £186. Landlords who help manage properties that are not owned by them, and who do not employ staff, are deemed agents under the scheme and must obtain an agents licence. The fee for an agent with no staff is £144.