Course Title: Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014: An Overview (for landlords and agents who require a top up)

Taught in: English and Welsh

Target audience:


Welcome to the Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014: An Overview: This will be of interest to you if you:

  • Have undertaken Landlord Accreditation Wales training for landlords which did not cover the requirements of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014; before the 1st of August 2015.    
  • Have undertaken Rent Smart Wales approved courses, which did not cover he requirements of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. These are courses run outside Wales in general. Your training provider will have advised you if you need to complete this top up    
  • Are keen to continue with your professional development (CPD)

 This course covers: (click in each arrow for more information)

Part 1 of The Housing (Wales) Act 2014

  • What does the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 mean for Landlords in Wales
  • What will the legislation achieve
  • What information will be available for the public to view?
  • Are there any consequences of not complying with this legislation?


  • Landlord Registration

Licensing Landlords and Agents

  • Landlord Licensing
  • What if I don't let and manage my property personally?
  • How will I get a licence and what impact will it have on me?

Landlord Licence Activities

  • For what letting and management activities will I need a licence?
  • I employ staff to help me manage my portfolio. Are there any additional requirements?

Agent Licence Activities

  • What letting and management activities determine whether an Agent requires a licence?
  • All I do is check property condition or carry out inventories; do I need a licence?


  • Are there any exemptions to the requirement to Register?
  • Are there any exemptions to the requirement to become licensed?

Training Requirement

  • Training


The course assessment is made of 6 questions. You need to answer 4 correct answers out of 6 to complete the course. Please ensure you read both the question and respective answers before making your choice. There is only one correct answer for each question.


Cost (per person): Free

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