Landlords who let residential property in the private rented sector can be regarded as ‘rouge landlords’ just because of a small minority. In reality, the vast majority of landlords do a fantastic job and provide quality accommodation for their tenants. Accreditation is for these people doing a fantastic job!
The aim of the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme is to offer those good landlords a platform to be publicly recognised for being good.
Accredited landlords receive many benefits including:
- Accreditation lasts for 3 years*
- Can complete development course on-line
- Discounted deposit protection fees (landlords)
- Discounted advertising of properties to let via upad.co.uk
- Discounted buildings insurance
- Marketing edge when advertising properties to let
- Use the PRSAS logo on stationery
- Public recognition of being a good landlord or agent
* Subject to continuous compliance with criteria and code of conduct. Passport accreditation is for lower of expiry of accreditation passporting from or a maximum of 3 years.
At the heart of accreditation is the development course. There are a number of ways to complete it:
- Complete on-line development course
- Complete a development course by attending a local event
- Already attended an approved course? – Become accredited from that course
- Already accredited with another scheme? – Passport for free
How to achieve accredited status
In order to achieve accredited status, a landlord must complete / agree the following:
- Complete a development course either on-line, attendance, or by some previously attended course
- Agree and comply with our criteria of being accredited and code of conduct including being a “fit and proper person”
- Keep up to date with changes in legislation and guidance through continuous professional development