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Registration

Since 23 November 2015, all landlords operating in Wales must become registered. Landlords have a year to comply with this new obligation.

In order to register a landlord must provide accurate and up-to-date information about themselves and their rental properties in Wales.

This new requirement comes from Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

Prior to this, if you are renting directly from a Landlord you should look for Landlords who belong to an accreditation scheme. Your Local Authority can advise you about accreditation schemes operating in your area. The Residential Landlords Association and National Landlords Association run national schemes. If you are in London then there is the London Rental Standard.

If you are renting through a letting agent you should find out what fees and costs you will be charged and when you need to pay them. By law, a breakdown of all fees shoul be clearly visible to you in the agentís office and on their website.

Deposit Protection

If the Landlord asks for a deposit, check that it will be protected in a government approved scheme. Some schemes hold the money and some insure it. You may be able to access a bond or guarantee scheme that will help you put the deposit together.

If your Landlord does not put your deposit into an approved government scheme you may be able to claim up to 3 times the deposit.

If your deposit has been protected properly you should be provided with a certificate confirming this to be the case.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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Registration

Since 23 November 2015, all landlords operating in Wales must become registered. Landlords have a year to comply with this new obligation.

In order to register a landlord must provide accurate and up-to-date information about themselves and their rental properties in Wales.

This new requirement comes from Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

Prior to this, if you are renting directly from a Landlord you should look for Landlords who belong to an accreditation scheme. Your Local Authority can advise you about accreditation schemes operating in your area. The Residential Landlords Association and National Landlords Association run national schemes. If you are in London then there is the London Rental Standard.

If you are renting through a letting agent you should find out what fees and costs you will be charged and when you need to pay them. By law, a breakdown of all fees shoul be clearly visible to you in the agentís office and on their website.

Deposit Protection

If the Landlord asks for a deposit, check that it will be protected in a government approved scheme. Some schemes hold the money and some insure it. You may be able to access a bond or guarantee scheme that will help you put the deposit together.

If your Landlord does not put your deposit into an approved government scheme you may be able to claim up to 3 times the deposit.

If your deposit has been protected properly you should be provided with a certificate confirming this to be the case.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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