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Swansea Open Evening Set to Assist Landlords in How to Comply Ahead of Licensing Deadline


The rental sector across the UK property market remains a hot bed of activity; most recently the question raised is how landlords can continue to self-manage a property in Wales whilst adhering to the requirements of Rent Smart Wales. To ensure landlords throughout the region have the correct advice and support so they may continue letting from November 23rd this year, Swansea-based letting agent Dawsons is set to host an informative open evening at their Walter Road branch.


Taking place on Tuesday 12th April 2016 from 6pm, Dawsons’ lettings department will open its doors and its team of time served property experts will share their knowledge and the most up-to-date industry insights on landlord registration and licensing.

 “Since 23rd November 2015, it has become a requirement for all landlords operating in Wales to become registered. As part of this new requirement from Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, landlords were given one year to comply with this obligation, as is the case for licensing should a landlord manage a property without the use of a letting agent. The open evening will be in line with our eight month countdown to the November 23rd 2016 deadline,”

said Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawsons.

In order to register with Rent Smart Wales, a landlord must provide accurate and current information about themselves and their rental properties. However, despite Rent Smart Wales being set up and run through Cardiff Council assisted by the wider Welsh Government to help landlords across the entirety of Wales, many are still unaware of the change in legislation, how to register as a landlord and whether the new requirement of licensing even applies to them.

 “We promise an informative evening designed to update self-managing landlords on this hot topic. Landlords can take full advantage of this opportunity to learn of the time frames, initial requirements and landlord costs as well as the ongoing needs that mandatory licensing puts upon private sector landlords within Wales. All landlords will be provided with informative guides and introductory packs to take away and benefit from, and our team will also be available to offer professional assistance prior to the November deadline,”

concluded Ricky, with greatly discounted service options also available on the night for those who see the introduction of licensing as an ideal opportunity to utilise the services of a letting agency.

If you wish to be included in this event please call our city centre office 01792 301000 email [email protected] to confirm your place. Limited spaces available.