Rent Smart Wales 

Landlords and agents with properties in Newport or any other part of Wales are reminded that Rent Smart Wales enforcement powers are now active.   

The Welsh Government scheme is helping to raise standards in the private rented sector and requires all private landlords to register themselves and their properties.

Landlords and Agents who let and manage property must also get a licence.

Since 23 November 2016 landlords and agents not complying with the law could face sanctions including prosecution, fixed penalty notices, rent stopping and rent repayment orders.

Local authorities across Wales, including Newport City Council are working with Rent Smart Wales to identify those not complying with the law.

Councils are now prosecuting those who have failed to comply.

If you are a landlord or agent yet to comply, don’t delay, it’s important that you take the necessary steps now to comply and avoid action.

If you are a tenant and want to check if your landlord and/or agent is complying, visit the Rent Smart Wales online public register 

If they are not registered, contact Rent Smart Wales 

For more information visit Rent Smart Wales contact or call 03000 133344

You will still need to apply for individual property licences for Houses in Multiple Occupation

Landlord accreditation

The Landlord Accreditation Wales (LAW) scheme is now closed to new members. 

You can subscribe for updates on the Rent Smart Wales website and you will be notified when new training courses are available.  

Read more on the Welsh Government website or follow @rentsmartwales

Newport City Council Landlord Forum

All landlords, agents or agency representatives are welcome to attend meetings, your input is essential and valued. 

Please email to be added to the mailing list and receive updates and tell us whether you are a landlord, managing agent, owner occupier, housing association or tenant.

The last meeting took place Tuesday 7 March 2017.

Rent Smart Wales landlord forum March 2016

Download the Rent Smart Wales presentation (pdf)

Download the Landlord Taxation newsletter (pdf)

Landlord forum 17 June 2015

Download the Housing Wales Act presentation (pdf)

Download the Renting Homes Bill presentation (pdf)

Download the Legionella update presentation (pdf) 

Download the Developing a Private Rented Sector Strategy for Newport presentation (pdf)

Landlord forum 26 March 2015

Download the presentation on Common hazards and their remedies (pdf)

Download the update presentation on Part 1 Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (pdf)  

Landlord forum 22 October 2014

Part 1 Housing (Wales) Act 2014 presented by Anne Rowland, Welsh Government (pdf) 


Contact Newport City Council for further information.