What does the star rating mean?
- What does the star rating mean?
The Star ratings explained...
5 Star Rating ★★★★★
This is awarded to exemplary landlords/agents. There must be evidence of excellent management of the properties with all legal requirements met. Landlords need to be a member of a landlord accreditation association. Landlords have to go above and beyond and must be investing in the city. The following are required for a landlord to be a 5 star:
- Meeting legal requirements (gas safety certificate every 12 months, EPC, right to rent, deposit protection)
- Landlord accreditation/Association
- Government approved tenancy agreement in place
- Written and photographic inventories tenancy agreements in place
- Good decorative repair
- Notices must not have been served on the landlord during the past 5 years
- Carbon monoxide detector in the property
4 Star Rating ★★★★
- Good property but has some minor disrepair
- Meets legal requirements (gas safety certificate every 12 months, Right to rent, EPC, Deposit protection)
- Carbon monoxide detector fitted in the property
3 Star Rating ★★★
- Satisfactory landlord
- Some disrepair to the property
- Landlord meets legal requirements
Unrated (2 star, 1 star and 0 star landlords)
- There are landlords that do not meet the minimum 3 star rating required under the RwC scheme. Those landlords identified as not meeting this standard, will be given 28 days to achieve a 3 star rating, after which the property will appear on the RwC website. The landlord, however, will not be permitted to advertise the property until a 3 star, or higher, rating has been achieved.
- If you are not currently meeting a 3 star rating, we are happy to work with you to help you achieve a 3 star rating.