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Why be accredited?

Rent it Right is a voluntary scheme designed to recognise good practice in the private rented sector. Give your tenants the confidence to know that you are a responsible landlord with properties that are of a good standard.


Reasons to join

  • Free website advertising of properties linked to Portsmouth City Councils website
  • The status of being publicly identified as a good landlord
  • Distancing yourselves from incompetent and 'rogue' landlords
  • Recognition that you are a good landlord and that you provide tenants with a good standard of accommodation and management - this will differentiate you from non-accredited landlords and agents.
  • Ease of access to, and support from the Private Sector Housing Team and other local authority departments
  • A dedicated officer on hand to offer help, advice and support
  • Information on legislative changes and updates and other matters affecting you as a landlord within the Portsmouth area, including regular emails, workshops and consultations on future initiatives and plans.
  • Access to our premium landlord account allowing you to manage your property certificates, advertise, update and pay other council departments such as council tax, parking and arrange bulk collections.
  • Working with landlords, we will constantly seek to develop and improve the range of benefits to ensure they meet your needs.

How to apply

If you have any further questions about the scheme, please contact us on the details listed above.


Please click below to browse the pages:

Aims and Objectives

Code of conduct

Complaints and breaches

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

How do landlords become accredited?

Property standards