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The Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA) is reminding all landlords and agents with properties in Wales that the deadline for registration is the 23rd November 2016.

There are only a few days left to make sure you are letting within the law – after the 23rd it will be a criminal and civil offence to let or manage a property in Wales without the correct licence or registration after this date.

Rent Smart Wales has warned landlords that it could take up to 10 working days to respond to new enquiries, and there is likely to be a last minute rush to register before the deadline.

The RLA’s three step process to remain legal:

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  • Register as a Landlord with Rent Smart Wales (costs £33.50 online or £80.50 for paper application) A landlord licence fee is £144 online and £186 for paper applications. However, landlords who help manage other properties that are not their own and who do not employ staff, are deemed “agents” under the scheme and must obtain an agent’s licence.   The agent’s licence will be valid for the landlord to also manage their own personal properties in this scenario.
  • Book and undertake training course and pass assessment with the RLA
  • Complete license application

The RLA says that any landlord joining will have access to their online Rent Smart Wales course for FREE for a limited amount of time.

Process to get a licence

The Diagram below will help you understand the different licence types and the process to get a licence for each type – click on the image, to download a PDF version.

Rent-Smart-Wales-flow-diagram

BBC Video Interview with RLA Director Wales, Douglas Haig:

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