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Rent Smart Wales has now been established

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It is a busy time for the private rented sector in Wales. Rent Smart Wales has been created as part of Cardiff Council to licence all landlords and agents in Wales. They will have to register and apply for a licence by 23rd November 2016 in order to comply with the new legislation or...

Posted by on 24 November 2015

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Renting reform in Wales is now well underway

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* A major restructure of the private rented sector is now full steam ahead.*

Posted by on 10 February 2015

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Welsh Housing Act becomes law, and it's time to prepare for licensing

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*As promised, I can now give you the latest update on the Welsh Housing Bill. Martin Partington, Chair, The Dispute Service *

Posted by Martin Partington, Chair of The Dispute Service on 14 September 2014

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RLA Guest Blog: Welsh Housing Bill Passed

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The Housing (Wales) Bill was passed in plenary on 8 July 2014 and can receive Royal Assent from 6 August. The Residential Landlords Association will be helping educate landlords in Wales in advance of it coming into effect, expected in 2015 - here is an update for landlords in Wales from the RLA.

Posted by Residential Landlords Association on 21 July 2014

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Wales' Housing Law revolution: what it means for the private rented sector

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* Housing law in Wales is undergoing major change. The Housing (Wales) Bill 2014 is currently before the Welsh Assembly. It contains a lot of provisions that will mainly affect local authorities and housing associations.*

Posted by Martin Partington, Chair TDS on 23 May 2014

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Greater industry regulation draws closer in Wales

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In an earlier blog in May 2012 ('The foundations are laid for regulation of the PRS in Wales') I outlined plans for the reform of housing law in Wales. A Housing Bill 2013 is currently being drafted, which, among other things, will introduce a compulsory licensing scheme for all private rented sector landlords and letting/management agents in Wales...

Posted by Martin Partington, TDS Chair, former Law Commissioner for England and Wales on 18 April 2013

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The foundations for regulation of the PRS in Wales

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One of the policy areas that the Whitehall government seems to think can safely be transferred to devolved governments is housing. Almost the first Act passed in the Scottish Parliament in 2001 was a Housing Act. Now the Welsh Assembly Government – with its expanded legislative powers - is going to do the same. And...

Posted by Prof Martin Partington QC on 30 May 2012

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Taking positive engagement with agents and landlords to 'a wholly new level'

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*Today the consultation period on proposed housing legislation in Wales comes to a close.*

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 February 2012

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