Landlord Charter Scheme
Redcar and Cleveland have been working in partnership with private landlords since the launch of the Landlord Charter in May 2007. The aim of the Landlord Charter is to improve housing standards and develop effective partnership working with the private rented sector.
"Working together with landlords is the focus of what we do"
Within the Borough we have many households, who are looking for a new home, many specifically request and seek out landlords who are Landlord Charter Members because of the assurance of obtaining, well managed and quality accommodation that membership implies.
How we work to promote good standards and management within private rented accommodation
The Council works with the private rented sector to recognise good landlords, improve property standards and assist to match up suitable tenants to vacant Landlord Charter properties. Landlord Charter Members commit to best practice guidance in the management of their business and to maintain their properties in accordance with Decent Home Standard.
A statement form Crisis about our Charter Scheme reads - ' We support and encourage the use of private rented sector access schemes to help people on low incomes access and sustain good quality accommodation throughout the UK. We particularly feel that schemes should ensure property standards for all tenancies established'.
If you are looking for accommodation in the Redcar & Cleveland area please contact Housing Advice & Information Service on (01287) 612444. If we have properties suitable to your needs you will be asked to provide details regarding your housing history.
Through continued partnership working with members of our Landlord Charter Scheme, we have been able to Guarantee over 200 bonds to assist clients move into private rented accommodation and prevent homelessness. Landlords must be members of the Charter Scheme, to enable potential tenants to access the Councils Bond Guarantee Scheme.