Who Can Join

An accreditation scheme is an arrangement under which landlords and agents in the Private Rented Sector voluntarily agree to meet a set of benchmark standards relating to the:
Accreditation is a means of codifying standards in order to promote best practice.

The West of England Rent with Confidence Scheme is administered by by the four West of England local authorities: Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset; South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

As an accredited member of the West of England Rent with Confidence Scheme, you agree to a set of guidelines known as ‘the West of England Rental Standard’

An accreditation scheme demonstrates that a landlord or agent is committed to adhering to standards over and above the minimum statutory and legislative requirements.
The landlord or agent can promote this membership to prospective tenants and differentiate themselves within the Private Rented Sector.