Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales is a service hosted by Cardiff Council but ensures compliance with the legislation in partnership with 22 Welsh local authorities. The Welsh Ministers designated Cardiff Council as the Licensing Authority for the whole of Wales in 2015. The designation can be read on the legislation website

In its role as Licensing Authority under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, the Rent Smart Wales service must process landlord registrations and grant licences to landlords and agents who are required to comply with the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

For Cathays residents – to check if landlords are registered – if you know there name of the house owner – check them on

The Connect Cathays website that the amazing late Paul Byers bestowed to us all has fairly comprehensive list of landlords who own the HMO’s – or rather those that are registered.

Please understand this website was not finished – so some data may be inaccurate. Sadly Paul died of cancer in late 2016 and we miss him personally & his efforts in Cathays all these years!

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