The Law Society has alerted solicitors to the implications of a new law affecting private landlords and agents in Wales, part of a growing canon of Wales-only legislation.

From autumn this year, the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 places an obligation on all private landlords who have a rental property in Wales to register themselves and the addresses of their rental properties. Landlords who undertake defined letting or property management activities at a rental property in Wales must apply for a licence.

The precise date of implementation has not yet been announced.