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In February 2017 the Welsh Government released its summary of responses to the consultation on banning fees to tenants and in February 2018, Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans AM confirmed that they will introduce a Bill to the Assembly to ban fees in the private rented sector. On Tuesday 12 June 2018 the Welsh Government introduced the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill to ban fees charged in the private rented sector.

In 2014, the Welsh Government introduced the Housing (Wales) Act, which created the Rent Smart Wales scheme. This requires all letting agents in Wales (and the wider UK who either let or manage rental properties in Wales) to be suitably trained and licensed to carry out letting or property management activities. In 2016, the Welsh Government introduced the Renting Homes (Wales) Act, which paves the way for new ‘occupation contracts’. Since April 2018, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was replaced with Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Further changes are planned with additional health and safety checks for private rented property on the Welsh Government’s agenda.

Ban on Fees

Ban on Fees Charged to Tenants

On Tuesday 12 June 2018 the Welsh Government introduced the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill to ban fees charged in the private rented sector. More info...

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales

All letting agents in Wales (and the wider UK who let or manage rental properties in Wales) must be suitably trained and licensed to carry out letting or property management activities. More info...

LTT

Land Transaction Tax (LTT)

On 1 April 2018, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales. Under LTT, properties worth up to £180,000 will not pay any tax. More info...

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