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About Reading Rent With Confidence Scheme

In October 2015 Reading Borough Council adopted the Private Rented Sector Housing Charter (the "Charter"). The Charter set out a number of key actions that the Council would take to help and support tenants, landlords, letting and management agents to deliver a safe, healthy and thriving private rented sector in Reading.

One of the key actions in the Charter is to develop and promote a "Rent with Confidence Scheme" for Reading (the "RRWC Scheme").

The aim of the RRWC Scheme is to rate landlords, letting and management agents based on which of the criteria of the RRWC Scheme they achieve. The RRWC Scheme encourages landlords, letting and management agents to work with Reading Borough Council to provide tenants with good quality accommodation and good property management services.

Participation in the RRWC Scheme is voluntary. Landlords, letting and management agents are responsible for ensuring that they meet their legal obligations and duties towards their tenants. The Council rating is based on information available at the time of application and any inspections carried out. 

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