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Landlord Registration: Rent Smart Wales

October, 2018

Since 23 rd November 2015 every landlord must register with Rent Smart Wales in order to comply with the law.   A landlord must complete the registration themselves, an agent or another person who is not the landlord cannot do it...


Rent Smart Wales

October, 2018

Rent Smart Wales are starting to fine and prosecute Landlords who are not Rent Smart Wales licensed or who do not have a Rent Smales Licensed Agent. We have recently seen a case in which a Welsh landlord had been ordered to give back...


Affordability Criteria When Renting A Property

October, 2018

Affordability Criteria When Renting A Property If you are interested in one of our rental properties, please ensure you will pass the affordability criteria. Your income/joint income needs to be enough to cover the rent. Our...


EPC Regulations since April 2018

October, 2018

Since April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic property must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. This means,...


Pre-Pay Meter Information

June, 2018

Step 1: Make a note of your meter readings. There will be several readings, keep pressing the button and make a note of them all. The meter readings will also be found on the front page of your inventory. Step 2: Find out who your provider...


Avoiding Bond Deductions

June, 2018

When your keys have been returned to our office we will carry out the closing inventory. The points below are the most common causes of bond deductions: • Cleaning – please ensure that the property is cleaned thoroughly throughout...