The Council encourages landlords to become accredited with a third party scheme that can provide training and guidance to assist landlords stay up to date with legislative changes and works closely with the National Residential Landlords Association regarding their accreditation scheme.
Examples of accreditation schemes include:
- National Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
- Midland Landlord 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.
The Council currently offers a 10% discount on the fee for a Licence to operate a House in Multiple Occupation for landlords who can demonstrate that they are accredited with a recognised scheme such as those outlined above.heir accreditation scheme.