What is accreditation and what are the benefits for landlords?
Accreditation is a set of standards (or code) relating to the management or physical condition of privately rented accommodation. Landlords who join a scheme and abide by the standards are ‘accredited’. Accreditation schemes are voluntary. There is no compulsion for landlords to join, but there may be many advantages, including:
Incentives offered vary from scheme to scheme but may include:
What benefits are there for tenants?
Tenants can benefit from knowing that if they choose to rent from an accredited landlord, the property will be in good condition and the tenancy will be managed to a high standard.
Who operates accreditation schemes?
Most schemes are run by local authorities – usually the housing or environmental health department.
Contact your local council for advice about accreditation schemes that may be operating in your area.