Support for you to become Accredited

What support is available for me to become accredited?

In order to be awarded accreditation status, alongside other requirements, landlords or agents are required to undergo specialist training and development, either face to face, online or a combination of the two. Accreditation can also often involve continuing professional development.

With regards to training & sector related development, Wolverhampton RwC accreditation scheme works in partnership with National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) to provide the required training & on-going development opportunities.

You will attend a one-day seminar to learn about best practice for landlords, housing legislation, and what is expected of you. You must also sign a legal declaration to say you are a fit and proper person to be a landlord.

Finally, you must sign up to a code of conduct that commits you to:

  • Act in a fair and reasonable way and to respect the rights of tenants to peaceful and quiet enjoyment of the property.
  • Give tenants 24 hours‘ notice when access to the property is required.
  • Provide tenants with a tenancy agreement, inventory, details of how the deposit will be managed, and contact information for the landlord.
  • Not harass tenants.
  • Ensure all accommodation is in a reasonable state of repair and has adequate fire safety amenities.
  • Attend to repairs and defects promptly.