Stoke on Trent City Council

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Landlord's Forum : No
Deposit Guarantees : NO
Accreditation pilot : NO

Advice Services:
Landlord Accreditation Team – 01782 232271
Housing Standards Team – 01782 232087
Access to Services Officer – 01782 232082
North Staffordshire Landlords Association – 01782 279238

Homelessness Officer:
Stoke-on-Trent City Council works in partnership with various support agencies and housing associations to provide advice and assistance to those that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Click here for more information.

Deposit guarantee/bond:
Not at present.

Landlord's Forum:
The North Staffordshire Landlords Association hold quarterly meetings, for more information please contact Paul Griffiths (Secretary) on 01782 279238.

Accreditation:
Private landlords play an essential role in the provision of accommodation within the City of Stoke-on-Trent. It is acknowledged and appreciated that many private landlords provide and maintain properties to a high standard, often above the standard required by law. It is important to recognise these landlords and encourage and support others to achieve this higher standard. This is the reason for introducing the Stoke-on-Trent Landlord Accreditation Scheme.

The Scheme is run as a partnership between Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the North Staffordshire Landlords Association and the main aims are to:

Create and maintain a stock of privately rented accommodation to an accredited standard which is better than the minimum legal standard;
Give public recognition to those landlords who provide housing that meets or exceeds the accredited standard;
Give prospective tenants the choice of renting high standard accredited accommodation;
Introduce a scheme which not only covers the physical conditions of properties, but also good management practices.
Benefits for Landlords

Recognition that you are a good landlord providing a high standard of accommodation.
Early notification and prioritisation for landlord grants.
Co-operation, support and advice from the Landlord Accreditation Team on all aspects of private renting.
Improved access to Housing Benefit Services.
Access to independent mediation services.
Advertisement and promotion of your properties.
Access to specially negotiated discounts from local companies.
Provision of a membership card to prove accreditation status and scheme logo stickers to use on your business stationery highlighting your membership.
For an application pack, please contact the Landlord Accreditation Team on 01782 2322 or download the information from www.landlordaccreditation.co.uk.

Repairs/Standards/HMO Regulations contact:
The Housing and Public Health department on 01782 232087

Note: The information on this page has been compiled from the local authority web-site.

 

 

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