Landlord Accreditation Scheme

What is accreditation?

Landlord accreditations schemes are voluntary schemes that landlords may subscribe to. All private sector landlords who own residential properties for rent in England and Wales are eligible to apply for accreditation.

The main benefit of being an accredited landlord is being able to advertise to prospective tenants that you are accredited and therefore you adhere to a high standard of property standards and tenancy management.

Where to get accredited?

To raise housing standards in the borough, we encourage all landlords to become accredited. East Staffordshire Borough Council does not operate its own accreditation scheme, however the following accreditation schemes are some of the national and regional accreditation schemes that are available:  

National Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Residential Landlords Accreditation Scheme

Dash Services

East Midlands Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Certain schemes have also set up deals with local advertisers, so that accredited landlords can market themselves as a responsible landlord.

East Staffordshire Borough Council also provide regular landlord forums which include training and advice to assist landlords in meeting their legal obligations. Further information on landlord’s forums is available on the landlords forum page.