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Bolton Landlord Accreditation Scheme

The Bolton Landlord Accreditation Scheme supports and assists private landlords, existing or new, who want to deliver good property standards and tenancy management practices.

How to apply

Joining is FREE for landlords operating in Bolton. A membership application form and supporting documents are available on the Downloads tab.

Membership benefits

  • FREE access to information, advice and support provided by a number of housing services specialists (see the Links tab).
  • Find a Tenant service - FREE ‘Accredited Property to Let’ advertising which can include colour photos published online and displayed in many housing offices across Bolton, reaching thousands of prospective tenants looking for a new home. Please see the Links tab to access the websites
  • Former tenant reference checks available for those landlords advertising accredited properties under the Find a Tenant service - cross referencing and checking of former tenant information held by a number of social housing providers in Bolton.
  • Tenancy Management documents and forms - access to Tenancy Management documents, forms and letters including tenancy agreements, inventories, rent cards, statements and arrears letters, complaint and warning letters and Notices Seeking Possession. We also have the ‘Welcome to your Tenancy – Private Tenant Information Pack’ (see the Downloads tab).
  • Problem tenancies advice and support - helping 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 and events - periodic landlord forums, events and training sessions.
  • Housing newsletter - national and regional housing related news articles and changes to legislation affecting the private rented sector (see the Downloads tab)
  • Accredited status for the landlord and properties where applicable
  • Market advantage of accreditation status over similar housing providers.

Increasing your knowledge of landlord and tenant legal obligations and responsibilities and good tenancy management practices can help reduce problem tenancies. Dealing with issues quickly and appropriately when they do occur can prevent otherwise satisfactory tenancies from terminating prematurely.

Private Landlords who offer safe quality homes that are well managed are more likely to attract responsible tenants. While the majority of tenancies run smoothly and terminate agreeably, some tenancies will end in rent arrears, property disrepair and/or other issues.

In mid-2011, the Greater Manchester Landlord Accreditation Scheme (GM LAS) Code of Standards and Management Practice was introduced in Bolton.

By signing up, landlords are showing their commitment to meet and maintain good property standards and tenancy management practices.

Please check out the Downloads tab and the Links tab for a full range of useful information, documents and other landlord related advice and services including the scheme Code of Standards and Management Practices, Housing Advice, the Bond Board, Local Housing Allowance (housing benefits), Planning, Building Control and Housing Standards, Fire Safety, Energy Performance Certificates, Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes. Or contact us using the details on the Contacts tab.

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Bolton Landlord Accreditation Scheme

2 Silverwell Lane

Bolton

BL1 1QN

Telephone 01204 335592
Telephone 01204 338721 1-5pm

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