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Private landlords in Cumbria are being offered the chance to sign up to a new county-wide accreditation scheme to be launched later this month.
The scheme will support good landlords and weed out those who neglect their properties and exploit tenants.
It will offer landlords a range of benefits and incentives as Kim Inglis reports:
Landlords who sign up to the new Cumbria Landlords Accreditation Scheme next week will benefit from incentives.
What's on offer will be decided by the districts in line with their local priorities for example:
- Advertisement of properties on the University of Cumbria website
- Fortnightly e-newsletter
- Assistance with fire precaution and energy efficiency measures
- Local landlord meetings with guest speakers
- Local landlord training events
- Light touch inspection regime
More incentives will be developed over the summer months, before the scheme goes live on 1 October.
The scheme is being run in partnership with the National Landlords Association (NLA).
It's expected to simplify things for landlords in Cumbria who have rental properties in more than one Cumbrian district or who intend to expand into other areas.
The Cumbria Landlord Accreditation is a new scheme being launched across Cumbria to support good landlords, and identify those who neglect their properties and tenants.
Private landlords Michael and Sylvia Marrs, who rent 24 properties to students in Carlisle, are being encouraged to join the Cumbria Landlord Accreditation Scheme.
They'll be able to take advantage of benefits, including legal updates and advertising opportunities. The scheme goes live in October.
A scheme to support good landlords and weed out those who neglect their properties and exploit tenants is being launched across Cumbria.
Private landlords are being encouraged to sign up to the Cumbria Landlord Accreditation Scheme to take advantage of benefits including legal updates and advertising opportunities.
The scheme launches later this month and goes live in October.
In Cumbria, Census data showed:
- 25,183 individuals renting properties from private landlords in 2011
- In 2001 there were 16,575 people renting
- In Eden District, the private rented sector accounts for 16% of the housing stock
The third statistic, taken from Eden District Council's Private Sector Housing Condition Survey 2012, is double what it was 10 years ago.
A new scheme for landlords in Cumbria has been launched. It will run in partnership with the National Landlords Association.
The Cumbria Landlord Accreditation will offer support and incentives to landlords that join. They will be offered legal advice, assistance with energy efficiency and fire safety and training events.
It is hoped this will free resources to highlight neglectful landlords to the local authorities.
The programme will be launched on the 20 May.