TWO of Wrexham’s landlords have become accredited under a new scheme which aims to promote well-managed properties.

The Landlord Accreditation Wales Scheme is for responsible landlords who wish to demonstrate their commitment to providing good quality accommodation services.

Lorraine Wilson and Gareth Rigden took part in a trial of the Landlord Accreditation Wales Scheme and attended a one-day development session.

They also had to agree to the scheme’s code of conduct and declare they were “fit and proper” landlords.

The scheme is run on behalf of the 22 local authorities in Wales and is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Local authorities are each responsible for overseeing the standards and levels of management in the private rented sector, under their duties in the Housing Acts.

Andy Lewis, chief housing and public protection officer, said: “Membership of the scheme shows commitment to being a responsible landlord and having well-managed properties for rent.

“Tenants can use the scheme to find accommodation in their area knowing they will be treated professionally and find a property they can enjoy with the minimum of disruption.”

Private landlords and agents who would like to become accredited or need further information should contact 029 2087 3561 or visit the website at