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Landlord accreditation

The Kent Landlords Accreditation Scheme (KLAS) recognises good landlords and agents who have the skills to run a successful rental business and provide good quality, safe accommodation.

Individuals, partnerships, companies or agents who are landlords or thinking of becoming landlords can be accredited, as can letting or managing agents.

To become accredited, you must:

  • Attend a one-day accreditation training
  • Be aware of the rules and regulations covering landlord and tenancy issues, health and safety, contracts and property management
  • Agree to follow a code of conduct that requires that you comply with the law and carry out urgent works promptly, drawing up a plan of action if there is work that needs to be done
  • Not act in a manner that brings the KLAS into disrepute
  • Be a fit and proper person, which means that you have not committed any offences or have had actions taken against you as detailed in the Housing Acts - convictions for harassment, discrimination and legal orders may disqualify you.

Benefits of accreditation

  • Recognition across Kent that you are a good landlord and agent
  • Preferential treatment by universities
  • Regularly updated reference material
  • Regular updates
  • You will be re-accredited after five years provided you have complied with the code of conduct, continued to take steps to maintain your knowledge and keep up-to-date with changes by undertaking continuous professional development (CPD).

How to apply

Register at the UK Landlord Accreditation Partnership and then book and pay the fee for a one-day accreditation training.

Find out more about training and book a course.

Accreditation training dates in Medway

6 March 2017, 9am - 4.30pm

4 July 2017, 9am - 4.30pm

11 September 2017, 9am - 4.30pm

11 December 2017, 9am - 4.30pm

Venue: Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4TR

Continuous professional development (CPD)

Most events that provide you with information will count towards your CPD, such as attending local landlord groups, undertaking additional training and seminars and membership of a landlord’s or agent’s organisation.

Download CPD Guidance (pdf 216KB)

CPD Training

Managing HMOs - 6 February 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Legal Update - 6 February 2017, 13.30pm - 16.30pm

Practical possession proceedings under Section 21 - 24 May 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Practical possession proceedings under Section 8 - 24 May 2017, 13.30pm - 16.30pm

Inventories, TDP and deposit disputes - 13 November 2017, 9.30am - 16.30pm

 

Find out more about training and book a course.

Terms and conditions

Kent Landlords Accreditation Scheme code of conduct

Fit and proper person declaration 

Download Accreditation of organisations, including sole traders, partnerships and agents (pdf 347KB)