The majority of the Staffordshire University campus relocated from Stafford in the Summer of 2016, since then Stafford Borough Council reviewed the Landlord Accreditation Scheme and decided it is no longer relevant, due to the majority of landlords in the scheme catering mainly or exclusively to students.
As of 1 April 2015 the Council withdrew support for the North and Central Staffordshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme, in partnership with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
The Council still encourages landlords to become accredited and works closely with the National Landlords Association regarding their accreditation scheme.
Examples of accreditation schemes include:
- National Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
- Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme
- Residential Landlords Accreditation Scheme
- Dash Services
- East Midlands Landlord Accreditation Scheme
- Landlord Accreditation Scheme for North Staffordshire
- Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS)
What are the benefits of being an accredited landlord?
The main benefit of becoming an accredited landlord is being able to advertise to prospective tenants that you are accredited and therefore you adhere to a high standard of property standards and tenancy management. Each scheme will individually have its own benefits for members but the aim is to actively encourage and provide recognition to those landlords who keep to good standards and management practices.
In addition to appearing more appealing to potential tenants, you will receive newsletters and correspondence outlining legal changes and requirements relevant to the private sector. This ensures you remain compliant and gives you full peace of mind that you are operating within the law.