As of November 23, 2015, landlords have one year to register with ‘Rent Smart Wales‘ under the new Housing (Wales) Act 2014. Student Houses Cardiff always stay up to date with the latest regulations and are one of the first landlords to register in Cardiff. The registration and licensing scheme has been introduced by the Welsh Government to help ensure good standards of management for private rented properties.
By law, all landlords in Wales must register with Rent Smart Wales, and if they manage their own properties they must also have a licence from Rent Smart Wales. When viewings or securing a property you should ask the landlord if they are licensed. You can verify if the landlord is licensed, or the property you wish to rent is listed and the landlord is registered, via an on-line check on the website www.rentsmart.gov.wales