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Rent Smart Wales compliance deadline passed

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THE NEW Rent Smart Wales legislation now makes it a legal duty for all landlords to be registered and for landlords who manage their rental properties to become licenced and undertake landlord training. The deadline for landlords to become registered, licenced and trained was Wednesday (Nov 23).

As the deadline for legal compliance with this legislation has now past, enforcement action can be taken against landlords and agents who are still unregistered or unlicensed. It is therefore vital that any landlord or agent yet to comply with this legislation take measures to do so as soon as possible by visiting the Rent Smart Wales website on rentsmart.gov.wales or by phoning 03000133344.

In order to make the landlord training course more easily accessible for the landlords in the south of the county, two further Rent Smart Wales landlord courses have now been arranged by Ceredigion County Council.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards, the cabinet member with responsibility over housing said: “It’s very important that landlords and letting agents in the county register or obtain a licence as necessary. That the compliance date has already passed means that this needs to be done quickly.”

The courses are to be held at the following dates:

Tuesday December 6 2016 at Guildhall, Cardigan, SA43 1JL

Friday January 13 2017 at Penmorfa (Council Offices), Aberaeron, SA46 0PA

The courses will commence at 9:30am and will aim to be completed by 5pm. Lunch will be provided. The cost of both courses will be £85. For further information, please contact housing@ceredigion.gov.uk or phone on 01545 572105.

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