Council Offers Landlord Scheme at £150
By |Published On: 19th May 2015|

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Council Offers Landlord Scheme at £150

By |Published On: 19th May 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Council Offers Landlord Scheme at £150

Council Offers Landlord Scheme at £150

Private landlords are being offered a new local authority accreditation scheme from Durham County Council, at a cost of at least £150.

The voluntary Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme will provide advice and support, and is being rolled out across the county after a six-month pilot in one area.

The scheme will require landlords to meet a code of practice. This will ensure tenants and prospective renters know their landlord provides a good quality service and high standard accommodation.

Landlords who enter the scheme will receive guidance and access to a tenant referencing service. They will also be supported in cases of anti-social behaviour, among other benefits.

Those that meet the code of practice will be added to the Council’s Durham Key Options website, named the “main gateway for people seeking social housing” and for “tenants looking for rental properties in the county.”1

For this, landlords must pay £150 if they own one to ten rental properties, and up to £500 for over 100 properties.

A Council spokesperson says: “The Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme is a win-win situation for the rental market in County Durham.”1


About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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