Landlord fined for failing to register with Rent Smart
Mr Keith Trickett of Y Rhodfa in Barry has been fined £750, ordered to pay court costs of £607 and a £30 victim surcharge after appearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court for failing to register and apply for a landlord licence with Rent Smart Wales.
The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 requires landlords to register themselves and their properties on the Rent Smart Wales database. Self-managing landlords must also apply for a licence.
Despite being contacted by Rent Smart Wales, Mr Trickett failed to complete his landlord registration and failed to register his rental property in Fairwater, Cardiff.
Cllr Lynda Thorne, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Cardiff Council, the single licensing authority for Rent Smart Wales, said: