Landlords work toward accreditation
Private landlords in South Ayrshire are receiving training as part of a new initiative. The Council is working in partnership with Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) to provide education and advice to landlords on best practice; ensuring tenants live in safe and fit for purpose accommodation.
The first training session took place recently in Prestwick and was attended by over 20 landlords. The course which is suitable for private landlords and letting agents looked at a number of key topics from starting a tenancy to communication with tenants.
The next training session is scheduled for:
Thursday 6 October 2016
Landlords have responded positively to the information session and the training so far:
"Very informative and interesting."
"Very informative, especially housing bill updates and information on the training that is available for landlords. Length and content of the presentations was very good."
"Good to know local support is available."
Councillor Philip Saxton, Housing and Customer Services Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "I would encourage all private landlords with property in South Ayrshire to work toward becoming accredited and these training courses are an important step toward this goal.
"Becoming an accredited landlord or letting agent demonstrates you are committed to providing a service beyond the minimum legal requirements. Accreditation is a visible sign of quality which is sure to appeal to anyone looking for accommodation"
The standards that have to be met prior to being awarded accredited status are reasonable and realistic so landlords who already carry out good management practices are well on their way.
If you are interested in attending the next course in Prestwick or becoming an accredited landlord, visit www.landlordaccreditationscotland.com or Contact Chris Carroll – Private Sector and Landlord Registration Officer on 0300 123 0900