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Be a responsible landlord

​​​Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Joining the council's boroughwide free and voluntary Landlord Accreditation Scheme benefits both landlords and tenants. Good quality, properly managed accommodation will help make your private rented accommodation more attractive to potential tenants.

Benefits of joining the Landlord Accreditation Scheme

  • Free gas safety inspection.
  • Free loft and cavity wall insulation.
  • Free advertising in both the council's property shop and on Rochdale's Home Choice website.
  • Free training, advice and support, for example training on property tax, Housing Benefit, resolving anti-social behaviour and other tenancy issues.
  • Free Tenancy referencing.
  • Access to an approved list of contractors.
  • Working in partnership with the council to improve your business. 
  • Landlords can use the Accreditation logo to show the property meets the required standard. 
  • Free Energy Performance Certificates.

Join the Landlord Accreditation Scheme

To join the scheme landlords must:

  • Own or manage their properties in the borough of Rochdale.
  • Keep the council informed of all properties they own or manage.
  • Allow the council access to inspect the property with reasonable notice.
  • Provide the council and the tenant a periodic electrical certificate on each property within the first 5 years of applying for accreditation.
  • Provide the council and the tenant with a current and valid Gas Safety Certificate for each property submitted for accreditation. 
  • Provide the council and the tenant  with a current and valid Energy Performance Certificate, for each property managed, which has been re-let since April 2008.
  • Complete 10 hours of training within each period of accreditation.
Join the Landlord Accreditation Scheme - ring 01706 924379​

Houses in multiple occupation

Landlords with a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) will need to apply for a licence. A HMO  is a single property with several tenants within it.

Apply for a licence


01706 924379​​

Rochdale Landlords' Accreditation Scheme
Private Sector Housing
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU