Criteria

Teh RRWC Scheme is based upon a set criteria as seen below. In order to achieve the accreditation, the property landlord needs to demonstrate that they meet all elements of the criteria shown.

Scheme Criteria Overview

  • To provide, if possible, long term tenancies (e.g. 2 year tenancies)
  • Properties in very good decorative repair and modernised
  • Member of a Landlord Accreditation / Association Scheme
  • Charge maximum deposit up to a maximum of five weeks in accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019
  • Regular recorded property inspections
  • Target response times for emergencies and other requests
  • Written and recorded inventory for check-in and check-out
  • Must attain C & D criterion of the Decent Homes Standard
  • Gas/ Electrical certificates provided to tenants (and Local Authority on request)
  • EPC minimum of standard ‘E’ in specified property
  • Written Assured Shorthold Tenancy’s for all tenants
  • All deposits must be protected
  • Must carry out Right to Rent checks
  • Provide How to Rent guide
  • No rental increases within fixed term tenancies (12 months or less)
  • Fire/Heat/Carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted and checked annually
  • Meet a fit and proper person test
  • All HMO Management Regulations to be complied with
  • All applicable Consumer Protection Regulations to be complied with
  • All tenant’s applications considered prior to the financial affordability procedure
  • Required landlord insurance to be in place
  • Provide adequate storage for refuse and recycling & share relevant waste and recycling information with all tenants.