The aim of DASH accreditation is to encourage and promote good property standards and management practices in the private rented sector.
DASH Accreditation offers people working in the private rented sector the opportunity to gain a Quality Mark in recognition for the good work that they do.
The Quality Mark identifies the individual or company as one which has attained certain standards and commits to upholding a Code of Conduct therefore giving a professional advantage.
DASH Accreditation runs a service which develops training and continual professional development in addition to offering a support system so that people in the lettings market are aware of their responsibilities in terms of tenant management and housing standards.
A percentage of all rented properties registered with the DASH Accreditation Service are checked to ensure they offer a satisfactory level of health and safety and assistance is offered, where necessary, to address any issues found.
Tenants benefit from the reassurance that a DASH Accredited landlord will strive to provide a quality service.
Accreditation offers the private rented sector a means of ‘self regulation’ that is to say DASH Accreditation Services is not an enforcement body. Our success comes from working in partnership with a range of other partners, to help raise housing standards.
Landlords who wish to carry the kitemark for accreditation in Nottingham city – the ‘Nottingham Standard’, can do via DASH Landlord Accreditation. Once accredited with DASH our members are automatically passported into the Nottingham Standard and can use the Nottingham specific marketing pack.
DASH has been managing a landlord accreditation service since 2008 and our success has been widely acclaimed. Feedback from our partners suggested that it is just as important that tenants and Letting agents have a means of becoming accredited so DASH accreditation is looking to develop both an ACCREDITED TENENTS and an ACCREDTED LETTING AGENTS scheme in the future once we have secured the funds needed to do so.
In order to become a DASH Accredited Landlord you will need to:
1. Complete the online application form
2. Be confirmed as a suitable Landlord
3. Complete the DASH Landlord Development Course
4. Pass a property health check
5. Commit to the Code of Conduct
6. Agree to listing your name on a public register of DASH Accredited Landlords
7. Agree that your tenants can be contacted and invited to join the DASH Tenant Accreditation scheme