Landlord accreditation

Coventry Landlord Accreditation Scheme

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Please visit our Coronavirus outbreak and private sector housing - questions and answers for general information about private-sector housing issues during the Coronavirus pandemic.

While the pandemic is ongoing we are not offering classroom training, but are conducting training online. You can still submit accreditation applications to us.

Our Landlord Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) is a free, voluntary scheme that private residential Landlords and Letting Agents are encouraged to join. 

The scheme applies to the private rented sector only and not to Local Authority owned or Housing Association properties where other Service Level Agreements apply. 

The scheme comprises an element of self-regulation and accordingly relies on a degree of goodwill and trust on the parts of Landlords, Letting Agents, tenants and the Local Authority. 

Aims of the scheme

The aims of the scheme are to improve the condition and management of the private rented sector in Coventry. We will encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards of privately rented accommodation with the aim of assisting Landlords, Letting Agents and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other. 

Compliance with the scheme will ensure that:

  • Landlords, Letting Agents, tenants and local residents enjoy the benefits of good property conditions, competent management standards and considerate neighbourly behaviour; 
  • Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced;
  • The Council's Local Commitment policy will be actively promoted;
  • Where problems do occur they are promptly resolved.

Benefits of joining

If you sign up to be accredited by CLAS:

  • You will receive free training from us on a variety of areas of Housing law;
  • You will be able to advertise yourself as being accredited by Coventry City Council;
  • You may be eligible for a five year licence for your licensable properties;
  • Your fees for property licences are likely to be cheaper.

Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5467

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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