NRLA Wales Hub
Are you a Landlord in Wales?
You need to join the NRLA today to keep up to date with the latest changes in Welsh housing legislation, and receive extensive member only resources, exclusive benefits, and comprehensive support from our dedicated advice team for Wales.
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How we can help
We represent private landlords who own property in Wales, offering all-round advice and support, helping landlords stay compliant so you're fully prepared for one of the biggest changes to housing law in Wales.
As an NRLA member, you can get immediate support from our dedicated advice team for Wales, as well as free guides, occupation contracts, documents, and checklists. We also offer discounted Renting Homes Wales training courses and Rent Smart Wales approved licensing courses, alongside a range of webinars and local meetings, campaigning, and networking events throughout Wales.
Renting Homes Act
On the 1 December 2022, nearly all aspects of renting property in Wales significantly changed due to Renting Homes (Wales) Act. Tenancy agreements changed to ‘Occupation Contracts’, succession rights, minimum contract and notice requirements changed, as well as new rules to ensure properties are fit for human habitation (FFHH).
We’re here to help ensure you’re compliant with new housing law.
Private landlords in Wales can no longer use tenancy agreements when they let their properties. Instead, they must use Standard Occupation Contracts when starting an agreement.
To support members, the NRLA has produced its own enhanced Occupation Contract, combining the fixed term and periodic contracts together into one document, and ensuring that landlords have all the important clauses they need in one document.
Renting Homes (Wales) is now in force and as a result there are significant changes to most of the regulatory requirements for the PRS in Wales. We have collected all of the NRLA guidance for the new changes and these resources will be regularly updated and expanded.
Rent Smart Wales Training
As a result of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, landlords with rental properties in Wales have been required to be registered with the Welsh licensing authority, Rent Smart Wales. Landlords who undertake any management duties for any of those properties must also be licensed with Rent Smart Wales.
We are an official provider of Rent Smart Wales Landlord and Agent courses, helping landlords and agents meet the legal requirements, with discounts on all training courses for NRLA members.
Campaigns for Wales
In using its powers, the Welsh Parliament has passed three significant pieces of legislation governing the PRS in the last few years: the requirement to register and/or licence was brought in by the Housing Act 2014; wholescale reform is soon to come into force by the Renting Homes Act 2016, and; tenant fees were banned in 2019. It has now also published a white paper on rules for “second homes”.
We are here at every stage to ensure policymakers are aware of the issues affecting landlords and that their interests are heard as we aim to make the private rented sector work for both tenants and landlords.
Meet the Team
We have a dedicated team serving landlords who own properties in Wales. With decades of experience in the private rental sector, as well as experience in dealing with legislators, the NRLA Wales team brings specialist support to members.
Every department of the NRLA is set up to accommodate the differences between UK and the devolved Welsh Government property legislation. From research, training, campaigning, and membership, to a dedicated advice team for Wales, the NRLA team are here to help members every step of the way.