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Wales' Housing Act of 2014, states that any landlord who has a rental property in Wales which is rented on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy is required to register. Who will register as the landlord will depending on how a property is owned. All registrations are done with Rent Smart Wales.

The easiest and cheapest way you can register as a landlord is through online.

  1. Visit this link - landlord registration. You will need to create a personal account first. Once you are done, sign in using your account and begin the registration process. Note: Do not create more than one account per person. In case you cannot access your account for any reason, contact Rent Smart Wales and they will reset it for you.
  2. Here is a guide on how the online registration process works - Registration Checklist:
    1. State what type of arrangement the landlord is (Individual, Joint, Body Corporate, Company, Charity or Trust)
    2. Indicate in your application if you are the one doing the letting and management of the rental properties in Wales you are about to register
    3. If you let or manage any of your own properties in Wales and therefore will also need a landlord licence, you will also be asked if you let and manage rental property on behalf of any other landlord’s in Wales. If the answer is yes, at the end of the registration process you will be directed to apply for an agent licence which will cover for both landlord and agent activities.
    4. Provide contact details (phone number, address and email address).
    5. In case of joint landlord registration only, provide the name(s) and date of birth for all other joint landlords and state if they carry out any letting and management activities at any of the jointly owned rental properties in Wales.
    6. You will also be asked to provide the address for each of the properties rented by the landlord on either an Assured, Assured or Regulated tenancy in Wales. Make sure to have all the postcode for the addresses to hand before you start the registration process, so they can be found by a postcode finder
  3. After providing all the required information. Pay the landlord fee of £33.50 to complete your registration. Payment can be done on-line. If you complete your registration using the paper form the fee is £80.50 and you can pay over the phone.
  4. Once registration is complete you will receive confirmation and a unique registration number. The number starts with #RN. You will also be sent your registration over email and you can also access your online account.

Required Documents[edit]

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Rent Smart Wales
PO Box 1106
CF11 1UA

Phone: 03000 133344

Monday - Friday
09.00 - 17.00



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  • Online - Landlord registration costs £33.50
  • Paper Application - £80.50

Note: A higher fee is charged for a paper application as it takes more time for Rent Smart Wales to process. It will cost you less if you opt to register online.

This application cost for each landlord registration is the same, no matter how many rental properties in Wales are included in the registration. A separate registration must be done for each landlord arrangement a landlord is part of; so if a landlord was registering some properties in sole ownership, some as part of a joint landlord arrangement and also some in company ownership this would be three separate registrations, so three fees would be payable.


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Wales' Housing Act of 2014, states that any landlord who has a rental property in Wales which is rented on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy is required to register. Who will register as the landlord will depending on how a property is owned. All registrations are done with Rent Smart Wales.

Beginning 23 November 2015, the legal obligation for all Landlords operating in Wales is to register in order to comply with the law.

During the registration process, a landlord is asked to provide accurate and up-to-date information about themselves and their rental properties in Wales. This only applies to rental properties rented out on Assured, Assured Shorthold or Regulated Tenancy. If you do not believe the property you rent out is on this type of contract, read the section below about what type of rental arrangements this legislation does not apply to.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Correspondence details
  • Full address of each rental property in Wales
  • Postcode of your rentals

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