The Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme sets high standards to help improve housing in the private rented sector.  This voluntary scheme recognizes landlords who offer safe, decent, well managed homes that help create settled communities.

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What is the Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme

The Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme sets high standards to help improve housing in the private rented sector.

This voluntary scheme recognizes landlords who offer safe, decent, well managed homes that help create settled communities.

Whether you rent out one home or manage multiple properties sign up to our free Accreditation Scheme and demonstrate your commitment to being a good landlord.

The Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognized scheme that benefits both landlords and tenants.

Benefits for Landlords

  1. £250* landlord incentive grant towards any works needed to meet our accreditation standards
  2. Additional funds* can be paid to towards the cost of a setting up a tenancy. This can include a payment towards rent in advance, top up or payment towards a cash bond.
  3. Call before you serve - We have close links with DWP and Housing benefit so we can help resolve issues quickly.
  4. Newcastle City Council will endorse you as a good landlord;
  5. Access to our Tenant Finder Service;
  6. Tailored support and advice on managing your property;
  7. Our landlords training and development programme; and
  8. Good for business as tenants will know you are a reputable landlord
    *(Terms and conditions apply) 

    Benefits for Tenants

    • Confidence that your home meets our high standards;
    • Reassurance that your home is safe, secure and well managed;

    The Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognized scheme that benefits both landlords and tenants.

    • Support and advice to help you maintain your tenancy; and
    • Access to our Rent Deposit Scheme
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Assessment Process

If you want to take part in our Accreditations scheme we will ask you to complete our Accreditation Housing Scheme Application Form

We will either arrange to visit your property or ask you to self certify that the property is up to standards.

We will ask you to agree to ensure the property meets a specific standard and that you will manage the property is a professional manner, to find out more about the standards you can view Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme standards. 

When we are sure all the information is correct and your property meets the Newcastle Housing Accreditation Scheme standards we will send you a certificate and letter confirming your accreditation.

How do I find out more?

If you want to know more about our Accreditation Scheme please email privaterentedservice@newcastle.gov.uk or call us on 0191 277 1438.