Certification

Responsible Rental Solutions

Certification for rental and accommodation properties

RRS is a sustainability certification body with a program designed specifically for owners of rental properties (long and short lets), small guest houses, Serviced Apartment businesses and B&Bs.

We are here to help you on your journey to adopt sustainable practices and/or acknowledge your current commitment. Our certifications include a list of compliance standards to work with, support services, a personal manager and the audit all for one price (please see below).

We are members of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the International Ecotourism Society.

Do travelers look at how ‘green’ a property is before they book?

Tourism is experiencing a massive shift towards sustainability that supports the global move towards addressing climate change. For example, Booking.com research (2019) showed 73% of travellers intend to choose sustainable accommodation, whilst 72% say they find it difficult to identify sustainable accommodation due to a lack of clear eco-labelling. The certified badge we award provides clarity and tangible proof that your property is run using sustainable practices, giving you a competitive edge over the competition and allowing prospective guests to make informed decisions.

"I am so happy to have the Responsible Rental Solutions certification. It enhances what I’m trying to do at Pearl, which is to create a space in nature for people who are into yoga, wellness and respecting the environment. The certification helps me to attract this kind of traveller and they have appreciated the extra sustainable measures which Lucy has helped me to implement. Lucy was very easy to work with and advised me about other areas where I could make improvements and also at how to effectively communicate this message to my guests. A great partnership!"

Judith Daniel

Bespoke yoga and holistic island living. Pearl, Barbados

We are currently offering a FREE preliminary phone call assessment in 2021 to help businesses get back on their feet and begin a green recovery.

Pricing


Below is a price list for single properties. If you have a B&B, small guest house or block of SAs use the 1 bed price to guide you. We will, after a phone assessment, offer more competitive rates for these types of properties.

Pricing in USD
    Preliminary phone call assessment
    Phone guidance
    Onsite audit
    Information about alternative products and services
    Certification
    Social Media Marketing

    1 Bed
    £100
    2 Bed
    £150
    3 Bed
    £200
    4 Bed
    £280
    5 Bed
    £345
    6 Bed
    £415

    Everything in Regular plus:
    Staff training
    Working with property managers to organise compliance
    Arranging service providers
    Property is linked on this website

    1 Bed
    £230
    2 Bed
    £270
    3 Bed
    £345
    4 Bed
    £470
    5 Bed
    £500
    6 Bed
    £560

The subsequent years audit costs are reduced by 30%

No VAT charged

Levels of Certification


Level 1 Award


Comply with 50% of the standards

Level 2 Award


Comply with 75% of the standards

Level 3 Award


Comply with 100% of the standards

Certification Details


There are 30 compliance standards of which 7 are mandatory and a minimum of 50% compliance is required to pass. The aim is to improve each year, complying with more standards. The standards are re-evaluated each year to keep up with global responsible best practices. (e.g. Covid-19)

Sign-up to Responsible Rentals Certification