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Posted 23 March 2017
by Kirsty McLennan

Are you Rent Smart?

Parks team

Since 23 November 2015 anyone who rented out a dwelling house in Wales was required to be registered with Rent Smart Wales.

Since 23 November 2016 failure to register has become an offence punishable with fixed penalty notices or fines. Further a landlord who is not registered will not be able to serve a valid Section 21 Notice to recover possession.

Whether a mobile home is classed as a dwelling house or a caravan will be a matter of fact in each case. If they have not done so already owners of residential park in Wales who let mobile homes will need to consider what category their homes fall into and whether they now need to register. Registration can be undertaken through the Rent Smart Wales website.

Landlords who manage their own let must also obtain a landlord licence. Details of the requirements and how to comply can be found on the Rent Smart Wales website

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About the author

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

Associate in the commercial litigation team helping landlords, tenants and owners of residential and holiday parks resolve disputes