Landlord register proposed in Wales
Thousands of landlords in Wales may have to sign up to a register before renting their properties to tenants if a proposal from the Welsh Assembly is passed.
Under the plans, private landlords will have to prove they are a “fit and proper” person to rent out their home or apartment.
The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) claims the scheme will help to protect private tenants from poor or exploitative landlords.
Huw Lewis, housing minister, said: “This is about much more than putting a roof over someone’s head. Housing issues affects people’s health and wellbeing and their ability to find and keep a job.
“For children, it is the foundation for the rest of their lives. Housing is fundamental to delivering many of our goals as a progressive government.”
He noted that the proposals reflect the Welsh government’s commitment to equality and social justice.
The paper also highlights a code of practice that landlords must follow after they gain accreditation.
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