If you rent out one property
You will need to complete the form to register for Rent Safe.
Single property application form
We will review your application, and if there are no obvious category 1 hazards, we'll rate you as three stars on Rent Safe. A category 1 hazard is classed as the most serious risk to health, safety and wellbeing.
We will then visit your property for a full assessment. After the visit, you will be given an official rating of three, four or five stars, or you'll be told that the property is currently not up to our minimum standard and you'll be given a report explaining what needs to be improved.
If you rent out more than one property
You will need to complete this form to express your interest in the scheme.
Multiple properties application form
We will then contact you to discuss the best way to assess your properties.
Make sure you're accepted into the scheme by getting rid of any hazards that could harm your tenants. Access routes, gardens and yards must meet the minimum scheme standards of a three star rating.
How to get a three star rating on Rent Safe
Documents you'll need
If you want to achieve the minimum standard for paperwork in the Rent Safe scheme, you must have:
- a written rental agreement which should include your name and address as the landlord, rent terms, frequency of payment and the period of tenancy
- proof of protection of a tenants' deposit
- a written inventory
- gas safety record
- electrical safety
Responding to anti-social behaviour
As a landlord, you must:
- provide your contact details to neighbours and to respond to complaints either by issuing a warning to your tenants, or by meeting with police
- co-operate with agencies and take the necessary steps (like legal action) if the problem is not resolved within agreed time-scales
- make sure that the outside of the property and gardens are presentable