The accreditation scheme offers coordinated and improved access to benefits that are valuable to both private landlords and their tenants. Many of the benefits offered are accessed directly through Accreditation Scheme.
The main benefits of the Bolton Landlord Accreditation Scheme are
FREE Membership & Services
Accreditation Schemes offer private landlords improved access to information, advice and support provided by a large and varied group of housing specialists.
Landlords who meet scheme requirements will be awarded Accredited Landlord status and receive an Accredited Landlord Certificate.
Landlords can promote their accreditation status to generate a market advantage over similar housing providers.
Individual properties which meet scheme requirements will be awarded Accredited Property status and receive an Accredited Property Certificate
Responsible tenants recognise the importance of, and are able to seek out registered landlords and well managed properties through the Accreditation Scheme.
Find a Tenant Service
Property to let adverts including photos are published online and displayed in housing offices across Bolton, reaching thousands of prospective tenants looking for a new home.
Available when you use our find a tenant service, cross referencing and checking of former tenant information held by some of the largest housing providers in Bolton.
Examples of forms and letters including tenancy agreements, inventories, rent cards, statements and arrears letters, complaint and warning letters and Notices Seeking Possession
Advice and support is available to help reduce or prevent problems in tenancies that might otherwise have led to a tenancy ending prematurely, or even claims of harassment and illegal eviction
Landlord Network & Events
Communicate with private landlords like yourself operating in Bolton. Maintain and increase your expertise and knowledge by attending any of our landlord forums and training sessions.
National and regional housing related news articles are brought together in one newsletter every fortnight. Includes details of introduction and changes to legislation affecting the private rented sector.
Offers and Incentives
Access to small grants and free products is subject to funding but typically includes free supply and installation of loft and cavity wall insulation, home security products, smoke alarms. Contractors and Suppliers often offer preferential rates and discounts to members.
Advisory List of Contractors
Contains details of local contractors signed up to a Code of Conduct, used by both residents and private landlords to make an informed choice about who they employ to carry out work in their homes.
City Wide Recognition
The Greater Manchester Code of Standards means one single membership form is all that is required to register with any one or more of the Greater Manchester local authority accreditation schemes