Accreditation schemes for landlords are becoming increasingly important in the sector to help tenants have confidence in renting property from private landlords.
Accreditation offers recognition for a landlord that they provide a good standard of accommodation which in turn may give a market advantage when letting a property.
Accredited landlords also gain access to information and advice at seminars, training days and forums, with the advantage of networking opportunities.
DASH Landlord Accreditation
Boston Borough Council is working in partnership with DASH Landlord Accreditation to raise awareness of the regional landlord accreditation scheme which plays a key role in promoting good property standards and practices across the private rented sector.
Landlords who sign up to DASH Landlord Accreditation are awarded a quality mark for demonstrating their skills in property and tenant management.
Membership normally costs £99; however, landlords in the Boston Borough are able to join FREE of charge and membership lasts for 3 years. Members benefit from advice and guidance as well as a variety of financial discounts and access to a support network with a comprehensive resource library, newsletters and events.
Accreditation is awarded to the landlord rather than the property and landlords are able to complete online training and attend various events and seminars to aid their business.
On applying DASH Landlord Accreditation will visit a sample of a landlord's property portfolio to help give practical help where it counts.
Landlords can apply directly by visiting the DASH Accreditation website - see Useful links - or by calling 01332 640 324.
There are a number of landlord associations which can support and advise landlords. Two of the most popular are the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which Boston Borough Council also work closely with to improve the standard of rented property in the borough.
Both the NLA and the RLA have their own Accreditation schemes with supporting development training. For details of their websites, see Useful links