Landlord training

We are an approved by Rent Smart Wales training and course provider under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. A new law has been introduced in Wales which applies to all landlords and agents of private residential property. If you own, rent out, manage and/or live in a rented property in Wales, then this law will affect you. The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 has made it mandatory that all landlords and agents are now required to be registered and/or licensed.

As part of the licensing process, all landlords that self-manage their rental properties will have to prove that they have completed a landlord training course as part of their application. The course that landlords complete must be approved by the licensing authority, Rent Smart Wales. We can help you achieve this, as Carmarthenshire Landlord Training course has been certified by Rent Smart Wales.

The course will cover your obligations and legal requirements as a landlord, and provide practical advice in tenancy matters.  The cost of the course is £85, including refreshments. There will be a validation at the end of the course, which you will have to successfully complete to receive your certificate.

Course syllabus

  • Who’s who – landlord and tenant
  • Letting Options
  • Permissions to let
  • Insurances
  • Income Tax and other tax issues
  • Contract for Services and Contract of Service (and who is a ‘connected person’ under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014)
  • Council Tax
  • Property improvements/conversions (planning and building regulations)
  • Where to get advice
  • Record Keeping
  • Advertising property to let and conducting viewings
  • Consumer Protection Legislation
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Types of Tenancy and Agreements
  • Tenancy Deposits & Bond Guarantee Schemes
  • Vetting tenants
  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Setting Rent and Rent Period
  • Inventories/Schedules of Condition
  • Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit
  • Utilities
  • Moving in a tenant
  • Terms Implied by both Common & Statutory Law
  • Property condition, repairs & maintenance
  • Housing Act 2004
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Furniture Safety
  • Routine Visits and Maintenance
  • Dealing with complaints from tenants
  • Right of Entry and Refusal
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Changing Terms of a Tenancy
  • Extending/Renewing Tenancy Agreements
  • Rent
  • Landlord - Tenant Relations
  • Nuisance & Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Abandonment
  • Termination of Tenancy by tenant

This course is for landlord training only. If you manage a private rental property on behalf of someone else, you will need to complete an agent training course. To see available agent training providers please visit Rent Smart Wales.

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Page updated on: 08/12/2017