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Better Renting Campaign

Our better renting campaign will ensure that all private tenants within Cheshire West have access to a safe, secure and good quality home.

Our campaign will

Address poor housing conditions and housing management standards;

Recognise and support professional landlords and letting agents;

Support tenants and prospective tenants by providing them with the information they need.  

What we will do

We will address poor housing conditions and housing management standards by

  • Targeting landlords and letting agents who house tenants in poor housing and who deliver poor housing management services;
  • Making it easy for tenants to report any disrepair or poor housing conditions to us.
  • Taking enforcement action against landlords and letting agents who refuse to carry out any necessary improvement works;
  • Work with landlords and letting agents and encourage them to become accredited with the Cheshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme.
  • Support national Government in their plans to: introduce the banning of letting agency fees, introduce longer term tenancies and deliver a national rogue landlord database.

We will recognise and support professional landlords and letting agents by

  • Providing free advice and support to landlords via our Private Landlord Service for example: free tenant finding service, tenancy sign up/support services, Universal Credit advice;
  • Delivering a biannual landlord forum in conjunction with the National Landlords Association;
  • Delivering an annual landlord training programme;
  • Producing regular landlord newsletters that keeps landlords informed about the latest news affecting the sector. 
  • Top ten things to do when letting a property (PDF, 303KB)

We will support tenants and prospective tenants and provide them with the information they need by

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