Accreditation for Landlords
What needs doing to get accredited?
Make an online application to DASH Landlord Accreditation Unipol Student Homes
Sign a code of conduct
Be assessed as a 'fit and proper' person
Complete online training
Have at least one property checked for health and safety
Landlords renting only to students apply through Unipol
Other landlords apply through DASH
Decent housing: accreditation in Nottingham
High standards of living for tenants
Licensing a property means that the licence holder is deemed fit and proper by the City Council to hold a licence. This regulation offers protection to tenants from rogue landlords.
The City Council and Safer Housing team encourage tenants to report their landlord if they’re refusing to undertake repairs or have acted unlawfully, such as attempted to do an illegal eviction.
Licensing allows the City Council to apply conditions relating to the management, use, occupation of the house concerned, and its condition and contents. These can drive up standards that wouldn’t normally come about as a result of market forces.
The Nottingham Standard means landlords must provide high-quality accommodation for both students and renters. There are guidelines for the Nottingham Standard accreditation mark, to make sure that it is used correctly so when you see the Nottingham Standard mark, you know you can rent with confidence.
Students can work with Unipol to ascertain their accommodation is of a high standard. To find a property covered visit the Unipol website.
- Check approved landlords through Unipol
- Search for an accredited property
- More about the Unipol Code
- DASH for tenants
DASH Landlord Accreditation Services
Telephone: 0133 264 0324
Unipol Student Homes, Nottingham
Telephone: 0115 934 5020
Once accreditation is done landlords are given the Nottingham Standard mark which can be used to promote their services.
Benefits of accreditation
Free inclusion on an accredited landlord register, searchable by prospective tenants
Discounted membership of Landlords National Property Group and East Midlands Property owners
Financial support and help packages from our teams when landlords house people in housing need
Landlords who already have Nottingham Standard accreditation may still be able to get a discount on each property they rent, so the licence fee can be significantly reduced.
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