Scheme to help good landlords

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South Holland District Council is helping to promote a county-wide scheme which recognises the efforts of good quality private landlords.

The Lincolnshire Landlords Accreditation Scheme, operated by Decent and Safe Homes (DASH) with support from the district council, will be holding a roadshow event at Sainsbury’s in Holland Market, Spalding on Friday, October 4, between 9am and 5pm.

Information and help will be provided for landlords interested in joining the scheme, and also for tenants on what to expect from their landlord.

Membership of the scheme is free and benefits include advice and guidance, a variety of financial discounts and access to a support network.

Online landlord training is also available, along with access to events and seminars to help the landlords when they go about their business.

Coun Malcolm Chandler, the district council’s Portfolio Holder for Regulatory Services, said: “With the increasing importance of the private rented sector, our council has a duty to ensure that homes being let are in a suitable condition and that landlords are trustworthy and have integrity.

“This is a very good scheme with which South Holland District Council is pleased to be associated.

“It gives landlords credit for good work, and gives tenants an assurance that they are renting from a reputable person.

“It’s in landlords’ interests to gain accreditation as they may lose out if a tenant faced with a choice between one landlord who has the quality mark and another who doesn’t.”

Landlords can apply directly by visiting www.dashservices.org.uk or by calling 01332 640324. Alternatively, landlords can approach South Holland District Council directly on 01775 761161.