Rent Smart Wales

New registration and licensing requirements for landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 came into effect from 23 November 2015.

From this date, if you rent out accommodation in Newport, or anywhere in Wales, private landlords are required to register and private landlords or their agents will need to obtain a licence from Rent Smart Wales. 

Landlords and their agents have 12 months from 23 November 2015 to comply with the new legislation and undergo Rent Smart Wales training.

During this first year there will be a focus on raising awareness of the new requirements and encouraging compliance.

After this time, landlords and agents found to be operating outside the system in Newport may have enforcement action taken against them.

An individual or business will only need to register once or apply for one licence, regardless of how many rental properties they have in Wales.

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.  

More information 

Visit the Rent Smart Wales website and subscribe to updates.

To book training visit the Landlord Accreditation Wales website

Read more on the Welsh Government website.

Follow on Twitter @rentsmartwales

Newport City Council Landlord Forum

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

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.