As Dorothy said there is no place like home and having a safe, comfortable home is a priority for everyone. With this in mind the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council, supported by the 21 other Local Authorities in Wales has developed the Landlord Accreditation Wales scheme.
November 20th, 2008
The Landlord Accreditation Wales scheme recognises good landlords throughout the country. The scheme is open to individual landlords, agents and companies, and certifies them as being informed and professional in their approach to managing private rented accommodation.
Given the current financial climate there has never been a better time to create the scheme, as there are more tenants looking for rental properties and also more people looking to rent out their homes.
On Wednesday 19th of November at the Pier Head Building in Cardiff Bay, Deputy Minister for Housing, Jocelyn Davies AM and Cardiff Council’s Executive Member for Communities, Housing and Social Justice, Cllr Judith Woodman presented a number of landlords from across Wales with their accreditation certificate’s and talked to other landlords and key stakeholders about the scheme. The event took place ahead of the All Wales launch in March 2009.
Executive Member for Communities, Housing and Social justice, Cllr Judith Woodman, said: “With the demand for rental properties increasing, there has never been a better time for landlords to gain accreditation, the schemes gives landlords the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and gives tenants the option to make an informed decision about who they let their home from. I would encourage landlords to find out more about the scheme and urge tenants to rent properties from recognised and accredited landlords”.
Deputy Minister for Housing Jocelyn Davies AM said, “All professions have a small minority that can give the rest a bad name. This Assembly Government backed project will help people find recognised landlords who have signed up to a code of conduct and who provide an honest, open service. Good landlords are those who ensure that their properties are in a good condition and well managed”
To find out more information about the scheme log onto the Land Accreditation Wales website: www.welshlandlords.org.uk