This consultation ended 6 February 2015.
Details of outcome
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the intention to appoint a single licensing authority for Wales, and for the authority to be Cardiff Council.
It also seeks views on the intention for the licensing authority to specify the core syllabus for courses for landlords and agents and for the licensing authority to authorise providers to deliver such training courses.
The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 was passed by the National Assembly for Wales in July 2014 and received Royal Assent on 17 September 2014. Part 1 of the Act introduces a mandatory registration scheme for private landlords and a requirement for private landlords and letting agents to be licensed if they let or manage properties. Part 1 allows for Welsh Ministers through subordinate legislation to:
- Designate a licensing authority or authorities
- Authorise the designated licensing authority/authorities to specify requirements in relation to the training of licenced landlords and agents
- Authorise the designated licensing authority/authorities to authorise persons to carry out the required training