Landlord Accreditation Scheme

We are working in partnership with Arun District Council to run a district-wide Landlord Accreditation Scheme. Landlord Accreditation is the recognition that a landlord has voluntarily complied with scheme standards relating to the condition and management of their properties. To join the scheme a landlord must be a 'fit and proper person', abide by the Code of Good Management and agree to accredit all his/her properties. The scheme is free of charge and landlords who join will enjoy a variety of benefits which are detailed in the reasons to join document.

Once the council has received your application to join the scheme, an officer from the Environmental Housing Team will contact you to arrange an inspection of the property.

The property will be assessed against a number of criteria including external structure, electrical and gas safety, security, cleaning, facilities, heating, room sizes, decoration, waste disposal, fire safety and energy efficiency, as outlined in the Scheme Handbook. Once accredited, the property normally will remain in the scheme for five years.

In some circumstances, landlords can receive financial assistance towards the cost of bringing their properties up to the standard. More information can be found under Related pages. However, please contact the Environmental Housing Team for further advice.