Following a review of its services and policies the Council has suspended its Student House Property Accreditation scheme and instead adopted the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS), which is an established scheme operated across the Midlands region.
The Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS) is managed by the Homestamp Consortium with the primary focus of accrediting professional landlords.
Membership is on an individual basis. Any individual can apply to become accredited so long as they fulfill some basic criteria. They must:
- complete the Application Form;
- agree to the MLAS Terms and Conditions including our Code of Conduct and be able to certify they are a ‘fit and proper person’ under the Housing Act 2004 to provide rented accommodation;
- attend the Accreditation Day Seminar.
To enquire about the next Accreditation Day Seminar, visit the MLAS website or contact the MLAS Administrator, Gary Callaghan on 0121 288 2008 or e mail email@example.com.
MLAS Accreditation is for a 5 year period, during which time, Accredited Members must undertake Continual Professional Development (CPD). This enables them to keep up-to-date with the latest legislation, advice and guidance on renting and letting property.
Some Councils and Universities are linked into the scheme in that they will only work with accredited landlords when referring prospective tenants including students.
Both the National Landlords Association and Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme have useful web sites where you can view the schemes in more detail.
For additional help please contact Private Sector Housing:
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