Decision details

Proposals Regarding the Introduction of a Voluntary Landlord Accreditation Scheme in York

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To advise Members of the different options to raise standards in the private rented sector.

Members are asked to select and confirm a scheme.


This report has been slipped to the Cabinet Meeting in December due to a delay in bringing forward the consultation.


RESOLVED:       That Cabinet agree to:

i) Approving the implementation of a locally developed Landlord accreditation scheme, as detailed in Option 4 of the report and authorise further consultation and partnership work with local landlords, agents and other stakeholders, to agree the final details of the Scheme, with a view to it being operational by June 2013.


ii)   Authorising the Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Adult Social Services, to take forward and implement the Landlord Accreditation Scheme as appropriate when the development process is complete.

REASON:     i)     To ensure the support and improvement of the Private Rented Sector in York.


   ii)    To ensure the Scheme is developed in consultation with potential members; is fit for purpose and appeals to as wide a number of landlords and agents as possible to enable a positive start and that it complements any other proposals for supporting the Private Rented Sector.




Report author: Ruth Abbott

Publication date: 04/12/2012

Date of decision: 04/12/2012

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 07/12/2012

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