It would be wrong to say all landlords are bad. They are not. That is why we will work with landlords, support and encourage them to meet the minimum standards that we will expect. A training day will be provided to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities, and the supporting packs will give them information to refer to in the future.
We will also work with partner agencies, such as the Council's antisocial behaviour team, SMILE mediation and tenancy support services to ensure landlords, agents and tenants have access to support to enable them to be successful in the tenancies.
We offer a free tenant referencing service; download the tenant referencing form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this service.
If a landlord doesn't think they will meet the standards for granting a licence, we will give them a list of managing agents who have been accredited through the Good Landlord and Agent Scheme: they can then appoint an accredited managing agent to manage the property on their behalf.
To access the Good Landlord & Agent Scheme web page please click here.
Management Orders are a last resort; they take away responsibility from the landlord, whereas licensing enables us to work with landlords, to ensure that skills and standards are up to scratch and that knowledge and good practice is spread throughout the licensing areas and beyond.