New and improved Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Telford & Wrekin Council has launched the Landlord Accreditation Scheme to help bring good landlords and tenants together. The scheme will provide landlord’s council accreditation for their lettings in the private housing rented market. Landlords will need to achieve certain criteria to achieve their accreditation.

New and improved Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Telford & Wrekin Council has launched the Landlord Accreditation Scheme to help bring good landlords and tenants together.  The scheme will provide landlord’s council accreditation for their lettings in theprivate housing rented market.  Landlords will need to achieve certain criteria to achieve their accreditation.

The new Landlord Accreditation Scheme is part of theCouncil’s Better Homes For All package to improve standards of privately rentedaccommodation and living standards.

There are number of improvements which landlords will benefit from.  These include acomprehensive online resource library, a news blog which alerts landlords abouthousing news, legislation and policy changes and one to one advice on tenancymanagement.

Working with external agency Rentalstep, the scheme offers advice, training and development for landlords and letting agents who, by signing up, agree to a revised code of conduct which commits them to their continuous professional development.

Cllr Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Enforcement, said: “It’s a way that we can help promote these responsible landlords who tenants can be assured will provide an agreed level of service.

“Equally, we hope that we can help landlords to find good tenants.  Together we believe this canhelp us to drive up the standards of rented accommodation in the Borough.

“It’s good for tenants who want to find a reputable landlord who they know they will be able to trust and who are known for providing good quality accommodation.

“It’s a great way for landlords to find tenants who have agood record of paying on time, looking after the property and reporting any issues quickly”.

This is in addition to the up-skilling of 40 Council enforcement officers in new investigative and penal powers which are currently being applied when dealing with areas around Public Protection.  Telford & Wrekin Council’s environmental enforcement drive began in the summer of 2017 for which there was a communications plan which will continue but now with added consideration for ‘Better Homes For All’.

More information about the scheme can be found at www.telfordhomefinder.co.uk.




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