Responsible Landlords

Wakefield Council is now operating a voluntary 'accreditation' scheme that recognises and rewards landlords who manage their properties to a good standard. Landlords who join the scheme abide by a code of standards relating to the management and physical condition of their properties

What benefits are there for tenants?

Tenants can benefit from knowing that if they choose to rent from an accredited landlord, the property will be in good condition and the tenancy will be managed to a good standard.

What benefits are there for landlords?

This scheme supports landlords who provide good quality homes and safe housing that exceeds the minimum statutory standards.

The benefits of joining include:

  • regulation and legislation updates as they happen

  • free professional training courses

  • promotion through Wakefield council website

  • access to interest free loans to bring empty properties back in to use

  • reduced HMO licensing costs

  • free waste tipping created by tenants

  • opportunities to lease directly to Wakefield council

  • discounts on goods and services from local companies and trades persons

To become a member of the accredited landlord scheme both the property and landlord are checked to ensure:

  • the condition of the accommodation is suitable

  • good level of housing management/maintenance

  • good standard of tenant support/customer service

To find a responsible landlord or see if your landlord is registered, please click here

For more information call Housing Standards team on 01924 306665 or email housingstandards@wakefield.gov.uk