Rhondda Cynon Taf are committed to supporting the private rented sector through a range of specialist services.

The landlord’s newsletter is a free service and provides updates in regards to services, initiatives, opportunities and best practice for landlords operating in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The newsletter also offers an opportunity for businesses to advertise and raise their profile.

Please email RCTlandlord@rctcbc.gov.uk if you would like to be include in the mailing list or for further details in regards to advertising.

RCT Landlords Forum.

The forum has been established to provide an opportunity for landlords to network and develop professional practice in all aspects of the private rented sector. Membership is free and the meetings are open to all.

For further information please email: RCTlandlordforum@rctcbc.gov.uk

Landlord Incentives

A range of services have been developed to support landlords in all aspects of the development, lettings and management process

Rent Smart Wales

Landlords operating in Wales are now required under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 to register all their properties and where they are responsible for the management of the tenancy, to obtain a license. For more and to register please visit Rent Smart Wales.

HMO Standards

The Council administers a Licensing Scheme for certain types of houses in multiple occupation. Again the emphasis is on good management by good landlords. For further information please visit HMO Standards.

Treforest Property Accreditation Scheme.

Raising the standards and quality of rented accommodation in the Treforest Ward of RCT. The scheme is free to apply for landlords with property in Treforest and provides an opportunity to assess the quality and amenity of rented accommodation. The scheme is supported by RCT Council and the University of South Wales and serves to promote good quality accommodation through a dedicated search engine.

For further information or to apply visit the Treforest Property Accreditation webpage.

The Directory of Local Authority Services to the Private Rented Sector

The directory has been compiled to provide landlords, developers, and investors with an insight into the full range of services provided by councils in Wales

Heat and Save Scheme

Provides comprehensive advice and practical assistance in all aspects of the domestic energy market, efficiencies, grants and best practice. Additional information can be found on the

Energy Saving Trust website

Tyfu Tai Cymru Project 

The Tyfu Tai Cymru project published a report in February 2019 following our research into mental health support for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector.
We now want to talk to landlords about the support services that are available and to find out more about your experiences of supporting tenants with mental health problems in your area.  We will use the information to inform services about how they can best  support landlords and tenants.

Our research found that:

  • One in three support organisations feel there is ‘never’ enough mental health support for tenants renting privately
  • 62 per cent of landlords have had, or currently have a tenant with a mental health problem
  • Almost half of private landlords felt they ‘never’ had enough support or information to support tenants living with mental health problems
  • Landlords would like to access more information and support
  • Early intervention is key to helping people maintain their tenancy
  • There are suggestions that people with mental health problems sometimes face discrimination when trying to access private rented sector housing

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Public Health & Housing Team

 

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