Self assess your property for RRWC

To achieve an accreditation

You must answer yes to the following:

  1. Is your property free of Cat 1 and high Cat 2 hazards?
  2. Have you in place gas and electrical safety certificates?
  3. Have you an EPC certificate?
  4. Is there a written tenancy agreement in place?
  5. Are the tenants’ deposits protected?
  6. Do you issue a How to Rent guide?
  7. Are Right to Rent checks carried out?
  8. Are fire/heat/carbon monoxide alarms fitted and checked annually?
  9. Do you meet the fit and proper person test?
    To become a member of the RRWC Scheme, the landlord must have:

    • No conviction for illegal eviction or harassment of tenants in the last 7 years.
    • No conviction for violence towards any persons in the last 7 years.
    • No conviction for mortgage, Housing Benefit or Council Tax fraud or breach of grant conditions within the last 3 years.
    • No failings to comply with any statutory notice or Housing in Multiple Occupation requirements resulting in prosecution or works being carried out in default in the last 3 years.
    • No breaches of any laws relating to housing, public health or environmental health which would indicate the unsuitability of the applicant under the scheme.
    • No conviction for non-compliance of a Planning Enforcement Notice relating to a residential property within the last 3 years.
    • No practices of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sex, colour, race, ethnic or national origins or disability.
    • No other convictions which would indicate the unsuitability of the applicant under the scheme.
  10. Do you Comply with HMO Management Regs?
  11. Do you Comply with Consumer Protection Regs?
  12. Do you consider all tenant applications?
  13. Is the required Landlord Insurance in place?
  14. Does your property meet the Decent Homes Standard (Criterion C & D).
  15. Have you in place a procedure for Regular Recorded property inspections
  16. Have you in place a procedure for Target Response Times.
  17. Have you in place a procedure for written check-in and check-outs
  18. Are all furnishings & fittings in good condition and working order
  19. Are you a member of a Landlord Accreditation/Association Scheme?
  20. Has the property been modernised and in very good decorative repair?
  21. Do you offer long–term tenancies when or if available?
  22. Is your property in excellent condition?
  23. Do you display high levels of management for tenants and properties?