Rent With Confidence has been developed following a review of the WoE Accreditation scheme and the decision to adopt a common scheme across the four authorities - Bristol City, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils. 

The WoE Rental Standard is a voluntary set of realistic standards that landlords, letting or residential managing agents in the private rented sector, should meet. The aim is that the WoE Rental Standard becomes the single accreditation badge for compliant landlords and agents across the region.

Applications are invited from any organisation operating in England that has members or who accredits businesses which provide and or manage privately rented accommodation to an agreed standard.

Fee – The fee is £300 for the first year. That fee covers:

  • Brand and Logo design costs
  • Website set up costs
  • Registering trade marks for logos
  • Adverts for print media like the Landlord Newsletter 
  • Social media advertising
  • Branded pull up banner for promotion at events
  • Promotion of the scheme at the Landlord Expo (Free of Charge)
The fee for the following two years is £150 per year. This will be used to pay for advertising and promotional costs of the scheme. We will continue to promote in the Landlord Newsletter and at the Landlord Expo events.

Applications will be assessed on a quarterly basis and if necessary applicants contacted for supplementary information or an interview.

Approved applicants will be asked to sign a provider Agreement. There will be accompanying branded material and advertising of the scheme.

Incentives – See Incentives link for incentives available to members.

To apply to be an approved organisations apply here.

Rent with Confidence – The Standard.


tel: 0117 3525010

Bristol City Council North Somerset Council Bath & North East Somerset Council South Gloucestershire Council Plymouth Council