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.
Elspeth Boyle, LAS Director
Landlords and letting agents can access information regarding the private rented sector from many different sources. However Landlord Accreditation Scotland provides information based on Scottish legislation and best practice within the industry.
Becoming accredited, along with regular attendance at courses and information events, provides landlords with knowledge on key issues and how to implement change when required, ensuring they have the confidence to conduct their business in a professional manner.
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.
Accredited status shows that private landlords are striving to comply with the Scottish Core Standards for Accredited Landlords.
Accreditation is granted on completion of the application process and by attendance at a minimum of one Core Standard training session annually.Read More
Only landlords with a valid landlord registration number can apply to become accredited by Landlord Accreditation Scotland.
Apply to become an Accredited Landlord with LAS. Use the link below to start your application.Apply
Apply to become an Accredited Letting Agent with LAS. Use the link below to start your application.Apply
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