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Decision details

Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act 2019

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is subject to call in?: Yes




(i)         That the Chief Officer Planning & Regulatory be given delegated authority for enforcing the provisions of the Renting of Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 and that the Council’s constitution be updated accordingly.


(ii)        That Cardiff City Council, as the Single Licensing Authority for Wales (Rent Smart Wales), be authorised to exercise any function of an enforcement authority, in relation to Wrexham County Borough Council’s area, for the purposes of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019, including (but without limitation) taking enforcement activity and bringing criminal proceedings pursuant to section 19 of that Act.


Reasons for decisions


(i)         To enable the new legislation to be implemented quickly and efficiently. The Public Protection service, located within the Planning & Regulatory department, has responsibility for the enforcement of Housing and Trading Standards legislation


(ii)        To ensure that enforcement powers are also delegated to Rent Smart Wales, with whom the department work in partnership, for the enforcement of this legislation.

Publication date: 11/09/2019

Date of decision: 10/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Executive Board

Effective from: 19/09/2019

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