City of Wolverhampton Council responsibilities

What are the responsibilities of City of Wolverhampton Council?

These Terms of References highlight the overall aims and responsibilities of the key stakeholders involved in the RwC Accreditation scheme.

  • Actively promote the Landlords Accreditation Scheme.
  • Assist landlords to achieve accreditation status by offering advice on statutory requirements, property maintenance and repairs.
  • Commit to working in close partnership with landlords, tenants, local landlord associations, the Police, Fire Brigade and other key private rented sector stakeholders to achieve a vibrant private rented sector that is professionally managed and offers decent homes.
  • Provide incentives to encourage landlords to join the scheme.
  • Provide relevant information, including changes and likely pending changes in legislation by such means as landlord forums, email bulletins and local landlord associations.
  • Maintain a database of accredited landlords and properties covered by the scheme.
  • Consult with accreditation scheme stakeholders and act positively on feedback.
  • Administer and monitor the scheme including undertaking property inspections, consulting with stakeholders and checking the validity of relevant certificates.
  • Be responsible for the issue, administration, suspension and revocation of accredited status.

On receipt of a completed application, ensure as far as reasonably practicable, that the landlord is responsible, competent and suitable to be a member of the Scheme.