Portsmouth City Council's Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LAS) was launched in 2010 to recognise the good practice of landlords and agents and improve conditions in the private rented sector. The scheme has grown in strength and support throughout the years and has members with varying portfolios as well as well-established letting and management agents.
We understand that people become landlords for an array of reasons i.e. investment, business or they have 'fallen into' it. The scheme offers help and support for every type of landlord, working together to improve conditions in the private rented sector.
In light of the recent changes that have affected the rules and regulations concerning the private rental market, Portsmouth City Council have decided to re-launch the LAS under the brand Rent it Right. Rent it Right recognises good practice and aims to improve the conditions in the private rented sector by providing help and support to its members.
The main aim of Rent it Right is to recognise those landlords in the city that offer their tenants well maintained 'decent' homes and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
By doing so we hope that the tenants will benefit from having landlords they can trust and building long-term relationships which are mutually beneficial.
How the scheme operates
On application, landlords will: