Good Landlord Charter

Closed 26 Feb 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024


The Good Landlord Charter is intended to be the first of its kind: an ambitious new voluntary standard for landlord excellence, no matter what kind of housing they let. It would support landlords to improve practice regardless of whether they are in the private or social rented sector, mainstream or specialist housing.


To read supporting information to this consultation, please go to Greater Manchester Combined Authorities website - Good Landlord Charter webpages

Why your views matter

Research for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) shows the scale of the challenges Greater Manchester’s (GM)’s renters are currently facing. Although many landlords across the city-region pride themselves on providing good housing, more can be done to give them recognition and help tenants identify them. We would like to understand how a Good Landlord Charter could help to do this.

The Good Landlord Charter would be a voluntary scheme for landlords of all types. To become a member a landlord would need to show that they are currently meeting the legal minimum standards of renting, and with support, commit to higher standards than they are currently required to by the law.

We want to understand from the people that are impacted by rented accommodation (both tenants and landlords) what their priorities are for a safe and decent home.

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