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Landlord Accreditation Scheme

The scheme aims to improve the physical and management standards in the private rented sector by providing encouragement, support and incentives to members.

The scheme is run as a partnership between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

The benefits of becoming an accredited landlord:-

  • Recognition that you are providing a good standard of accommodation
  • Access to information and advice at a half-day landlord development event
  • Market advantage when letting a property
  • Free advertisement and promotion of your vacant properties on the scheme's website
  • Access to discounts from local participating companies
  • Cooperation, support and advice from the scheme operators on all aspects of private renting
  • Provision of a certificate to promote and provide proof of your membership to the scheme
  • Periodic inspections of properties registered with the scheme to offer advice
  • Quarterly newsletter and updates
  • Empty property matching service.

How do landlords become accredited?

To participate in the scheme, landlords must:-

  • Supply a completed and signed application form
  • Supply details of all the properties they rent out within the two local authority areas
  • Supply a copy of the current Gas Safety Certificate(s) for all the properties in the two local authority areas
  • Be a responsible and competent landlord.

There is a fee for a two year membership – please visit the website as the amounts vary according to number and size of properties.

Successful applicants' details will be held on a register of accredited landlords.

You can apply online at Landlord Accreditation, contact the landlord accreditation team on 01782 232271 or e-mail  Landlord Accreditation for an application pack.

Last updated 10 December 2018

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