Better Renting Campaign

The number of privately rented homes now equals the number of households that are renting a council or housing association home.  Cheshire West and Chester Council is committed to continue working to improve housing conditions and housing management standards for private tenants.   Cheshire West and Chester Council, working in partnership with Citizens Advice Cheshire West, have launched the “Better Renting Campaign,” which aims to help ensure people have access to a safe, secure and  good quality home.

Raising standards

The Cheshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme, launched by Cheshire West and Chester Council, is aimed at raising standards across the private rented sector.  The scheme recognises good Landlords and Letting Agents who are accredited and meet codes of practice to provide good management and property standards.  To find out if your Landlord or Letting Agent are part of the scheme look out for the logo and find out more information by visiting the Cheshire West and Chester Council website.

Know your rights and responsibilities

To ensure you are protected, knowing what your rights and responsibilities are before you rent privately or as an existing tenant is essential.

Advice and information about renting privately can be found by visiting the Citizens Advice website.

For information and advice about private rented accommodation in Cheshire West and Chester, including a new online disrepair reporting tool, tenants and prospective tenants can now access the new designated Better Renting Campaign webpage on the Cheshire West and Chester Council's website.

Find out more

Our private rental campaigns and research

Find out about the Citizens Advice ‘Settled and safe: a renters right’ campaign successes on the Citizens Advice website where we have been working to improve the private rental sector.  Find out what we’re saying about the private rental sector at We are Citizens Advice.

Useful links

Visit the Cheshire West and Chester Council website Better Renting campaign pages for information about:

  • Cheshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme. 
  • Tenants right and responsibilities.
  • Top 10 things to consider when renting a home.
  • Top 10 things to do when letting a property.