Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2016

Rent Smart Wales Roadshow Offering Advice And Help /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

Ceredigion County Council will be conducting ‘drop-in’ sessions at various venues across the county giving landlords and/or managing agents the chance to learn more about the new registration and licencing requirements of the Rent Smart Wales legislation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The ‘drop-in’ sessions will be held during June and July giving landlords and/or managing agents the opportunity to speak to Council staff face to face and learn more about the new requirements. It will also be an opportunity to be introduced to the online registration/licensing process. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, there are new legal obligations on landlords and / or managing agents who have rental property in Wales. The changes to housing legislation has recently been introduced by the Welsh Government and will affect all persons involved in the private renting of residential accommodation. It is now a legal requirement for all landlords to register and for self-managing landlords and agents to be licenced and suitably trained. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member for Care, Assurance and Housing Services, said: “This will be an opportunity to hear at first-hand how this will affect you as landlords and managing agents, and to encourage professional development whilst giving the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The roadshow will be visiting the following towns and villages: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• ABERYSTWYTH: Thursday 23.06.2016, 12pm-6pm @ Canolfan Rheidol (Council Offices), SY23 3UE
• ABERYSTWYTH: Thursday 28.07.2016, 12pm-5pm @ The Care Society, 18 Chalybeate Street, SY23 1HX
• ABERAERON: Monday 27.06.2016, 12pm-6pm @ County Hall, Market Street, SA46 0AT
• TREGARON: Thursday, 30.06.2016, 12pm-5pm @ Memorial Hall, Tregaron Square, SY25 6JL
• CARDIGAN: Thursday, 7.07.2016, 12pm-6pm @ Cardigan Guildhall, Cardigan, SA43 1JL
• LLANDYSUL: Monday, 11.07.2016, 12pm-6pm @ Tysul Youth Centre, Lon Wesley, New Road, SA44 4QJ
• LAMPETER: Thursday, 21.07.2016, 12pm-6pm @ Victoria Hall, Bryn Road, SA48 7EE ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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