1. The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 is bringing in mandatory licensing and accreditation. What this means for landlords, is that unless you are accredited (which will mean doing training, the details of which are not yet known) you will be unable to manage your own properties and will have to use accredited agents
2. The Renting Homes (Wales) Bill which has recently been published is expected to be passed later this year or in 2016 and to come into force either in 2016 or 2017. This will bring in further substantial changes in the law which will make housing law in Wales radically different from the law in England. Proposals include mandatory tenancy agreements in a prescribed form for all tenancies.
If you manage rented property in Wales, it is essential that you are aware of these developments and how they will affect you and your business. They will change landlord and tenant law in Wales, forever.
To help, Easy Law Training Ltd is putting on a Conference, the Landlord Law Conference, in Cardiff on 15 May 2015.
There is a fantastic line-up of speakers, including
- Professor Martin Partington CBE, QC who lead the original Law Commission Report which inspired these new developments,
- Anne Rowland who is in charge of implementing the new laws at the Welsh Government
- Solicitor David Smith
- David Cox, ARLA managing director and
- Douglas Haig, Vice Chairman of the Residential Landlords Association
All of whom have had first-hand experience of the new laws and will be well placed to explain them to you.
To find out more please click here where you will find a video with clips of some of the speakers explaining some of the changes that are coming in, and a link to the booking form.
Note that this Conference is only being put on once and places are going fast (our Cambridge Conference a month earlier has already sold out), so if you want to attend you should book now .