The Residential Landlords Association has joined forces with Leeds City Council and other industry bodies to create a new landlord accreditation scheme.
Offering licensing discounts and the opportunity to self-regulate, the Leeds Rental Standard accreditation mark has been created to establish a single overarching standard for privately rented accommodation across the city.
It will bring all the recognised accreditation schemes in Leeds under one umbrella – and landlords who are already accredited through the RLA, Unipol or the NLA can use the Leeds Rental Standard accreditation badge immediately.
In addition to the licensing discounts and self-regulation, the accreditation mark will also offer landlords expert advice and guidance from council officers and access to the city council’s Private Tenant Letting Scheme, which can help find tenants for empty homes.
Membership also means landlords can advertise homes in ‘Leeds Homes’, can dump tenants’ rubbish at council tips and apply for residents’ parking permits.
Andrew Goodacre, RLA, chief executive said: “The RLA is delighted to support a scheme that rewards good, responsible landlords. We have worked hard on behalf of our members to create a scheme that has real benefits for landlords and encourages self-regulation within the sector.”
For more information on the scheme and its benefits click here.