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Rent Smart Wales (RSW) registration guide for 2020


What is Rent Smart Wales? Rent Smart Wales aims to uphold a consistently high standard throughout the residential property industry in Wales.  Rent Smart Wales Landlord registration  Landlords who have a rental property that is let on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy must complete a registration with Rent Smart Wales.  Rent Smart Wales process landlord registrations and grant …

What notice period applies to welsh landlords?


Welsh landlords can evict tenants for not paying their rent but need to be aware of the new rules that apply. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, new regulations have come into force made under Schedule 29 to the Coronavirus Act 2020. This temporarily extends the minimum notice periods landlords in Wales must give to tenants who hold an “Assured” and “Assured …

Welsh Tenant Saver Loans paid directly to agents and landlords in Wales

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The Welsh Government has today announced the introduction of their new “Tenant Saver Loan Scheme” (TSLS). Tenant Saver Loan Scheme will be made available from early September and is intended to support those most affected by the Covid-19. Tenant Saver Loan Scheme is designed to help private tenants who are experiencing rent arrears during the pandemic as a direct result …

Six-month notice period introduced for landlords in Wales


The Welsh government’s introduction of the six months’ notice period is devasting news for some Welsh landlords some who are already struggling financially. Landlords in Wales will need to give six months’ notice to their tenants when seeking to evict their tenants. Mr Sasha Charles the CEO of Landlord Advice UK one the UK’s leading tenant eviction companies said: “I …

Unsure what Rent Smart Wales is about?

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Rent Smart Wales what is it? Rent Smart Wales also known as RSW is currently being administered from the offices of Cardiff Council. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 issuing processed from Cardiff. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will not be processed by other local authorities in wales, this has …

More bad news for Welsh landlords as government drops notice period bombshell

Welsh notice period extended The BLA said

The notice period will be extended, from 2 months to 6 The Welsh Government has declared, that it will counsel on, extending the notice time frame for a notice similar to an s.21 notice. The notice period may be extended, from 2 months to 6.  The proposed amendment, to extend the notice period, as reported by the housing minister Julie …

House prices in Wales reach all-time peak


Wales grew by 3.3%, a £6,237 rise since December 2018 The latest analysis and research from Principality has revealed that, despite a drop in overall sales during 2019, Wales is continuing to experience house price growth as the average price across the country hits £193,254. According to recent figures released from Principality Building Society, during 2019, average house prices in …

Bron Afon builds its 100th home in Torfaen


BRON Afon Community Housing has built its one hundredth home in Torfaen. The landmark property has been completed by Lovell on its site at Oakfield Grange in Cwmbran – the developer built 78 homes there, with 23 allocated to Bron Afon for affordable rent. The registered social landlord currently owns about 8,000 properties in Torfaen, and has set out to …

Wales – Cardiff Landlord is Fined For ‘Horrifying’ Safety breaches


Serious issues including breaches of fire safety A Cardiff landlord, Mr Lvin George Chisholm was prosecuted after Cardiff Council investigated his property in Grangetown and found serious issues including breach of fire safety.   The matter was initially reported by Wales Online on the prosecution of Mr Chisholm, after a tenant living on his property contacted the council about the …

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