Landlord Accreditation Scheme for private landlords


The Landlord Accreditation Scheme offers many benefits to both you and your tenant.

Landlords who join the Landlord Accreditation Scheme get:

  • Online advertising of accredited properties, training, advice and support for FREE - for example training on property tax, Housing Benefit, resolving antisocial behaviour and other tenancy issues
  • Tenancy referencing for FREE - this only refers to people that have formerly been tenants of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing
  • Discretionary small works grant to help bring the required work to standards - we'll discuss this with you after we inspect your property
  • An accredited landlord badge in their property, together with a certificate of membership and on correspondence as a hallmark to indicate good practice
  • A checklist for renting - gives more detailed information on each stage of the renting process including tenancy deposits and the assured shorthold tenancy agreement
  • Access to the Rochdale Bond Board Scheme - help with deposits and bonds for tenants
  • Comprehensive list of landlord rights and responsibilities

Tenant benefits

If you rent from an accredited landlord, you'll benefit from a property and tenancy agreement that meets the following standards

  • You'll receive a written copy of your tenancy agreement which is clearly eligible.
  • Your tenancy agreement should include the level of rent due, dates when rent is due, methods of payment, your landlord's name and address, information about antisocial behaviour and whether you're responsible for paying water rates, utility bills and council tax.
  • You'll receive a Right to Rent pack and receipts for any rent, deposits or service charge payments.
  • You should have been issued with a written procedure, which includes target response times, for carrying out repairs and maintenance at your property.
  • All gas and electrical appliances, supply and installations are certified as safe by an approved contractor in accordance with the current regulations.
  • Any furniture supplied by your landlord will meet the current fire safety regulations.
  • Your landlord should carry out a regular inspection of your property.