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  Welcome to Landlord Accreditation Scotland

Landlord Accreditation Scotland, (LAS) is a voluntary scheme by which landlords and letting agents can assure tenants that the tenancy arrangements they have adhere to the high standards outlined in the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords.  Becoming an accredited landlord or letting agent with LAS is a way of demonstrating to landlords and tenants that your management practices are above the minimum legal requirements.  The standards that have to be met prior to being awarded accredited status are reasonable and realistic; landlords who already carry out good management practices are well on their way to achieving them.

LAS aims to improve standards in the Scottish Private Rented Sector. 

This will be done by:

  • Promoting best practice by informing landlords of the benefits of becoming an accredited landlord or letting agent.
  • Ensuring that Accredited Landlords comply with the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords.
  • Providing access to support, information and landlord training in all aspects of managing residential property in Scotland.

Applying to become an Accredited Landlord or Letting Agent with LAS

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE (Landlords) or HERE (Letting Agents) or

You can return completed application forms by:

 

   

Update

Have you booked your place yet?

The Agency Business, Thursday 4th September, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

LAS & CLA bring you "The Agency Business", a full day conference put together for letting agents.  With a full speaker programme, the event will update and inform agents on new legislation, forthcoming regulation as well topics relating to the business of being a letting agent in Scotland.  More information and booking details can be found here.


TRAINING COURSES & INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR SCOTTISH LANDLORDS & LETTING AGENTS

LAS promote best practice throughout the industry by holding training and information sessions across Scotland. There are two categories of training, Core Standard Training and Best Practice Training.  Full details of the topics in each course can be found in the DIARY section. 

Core Standard Training Sessions:  There are two levels of training under this heading.  It is necessary to have attended all three Level 1 courses prior to attending Level 2. Core Standard Training Courses run throughout the year in numerous locations across Scotland.  Accredited landlords & letting agency staff are required to attend at least one course in each year of accreditation.

Level 2 Courses are supported by TC Young Solicitors and delivered by Fiona Greer.

Best Practice Training Sessions: These courses cover a variety of topics providing landlords and agents with essential information to help with situations they may experience during a tenancy and to help with management processes.  Topics include Creating Inventories, Dealing with Abandonment, & Small Claims Actions.

LAS will also be offering an introductory course for those landlords new to letting private property in Scotland.  New to Lettings - Your responsibilities as a Landlord will be available from September 2014 and once again will be delivered in locations across the country. 

Details of dates and venues for all LAS courses will be advertised in the DIARY section.

LAS training courses are publicised around 6-8 weeks ahead of time so please don't be concerned if you do not see a course in your area right now. Places on courses can be taken very quickly so when you do receive notification via email please book as soon as possible to ensure your place. If you are not yet accredited but would like to receive information by email please contact the LAS office.


ELECTRICAL SAFETY INFORMATION FOR LANDLORDS

Although there is no legal obligation to carry out regular checks on electrics in a rented property, landlords do have an obligation to ensure that the property is safe.  Accredited landlords are required to carry out checks on any electrical equipment in the property provided by the landlord by carrying out a Portable Appliance Test.  LAS host courses to enable landlords to become qualified to do these checks themselves.  Courses will be held in October 2014 in Fife, Paisley and Edinburgh.  To note interest for these courses please email the LAS office and we will contact you when booking for the courses is open. 

  You can find information and general advice on electrical safety in the home here

 


 TENANT INFORMATION PACKS

The Scottish Parliament introduced the requirement to provide every new tenant from 1st May 2013 with a Tenant Information Pack.

The Tenant Information Pack document can be downloaded here

 


 LAS OFFICE ADDRESS FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE: Hopetoun Gate, 8B McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LZ

   

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