Local Authorities who sign up to DASH may offer a discount on the license fee for being an accredited landlord. Discounts may be given for mandatory, additional or selective licensing.
Unlike accreditation the licence fee applies ‘per property’ and not ‘per landlord’. So, as an accredited landlord you can apply for a discount for each license required.
Local Authorities offer a discount in acknowledgement of landlords who demonstrate they have a good level of property and tenant mangement. LA's find that accredited landlords are less of a risk and less work is required to process and issue a license.
Each Local Authority will charge slightly different fees for their licences, so check with your Local Authority to find out if there is a discount and how much it will be.
Charnwood Borough Council - Basic Mandatory License fee £610, accredited landlord discount £110
However DASH Landlord Accreditation cannot guarantee any discounts
DASH is set up to recognise good landlords by giving a quality mark along with useful training and support over a 3 year period. There are a number of reasons why accreditation isn’t granted straight away and therefore we cannot guarantee a timescale to complete the process.
A useful example:
A landlord in Nottingham applies to gain the ‘Nottingham Standard’ via DASH landlord accreditation and pays DASH a fee of £95+vat.
Gaining a discount on their selective license was the key driver in joining DASH.
Accreditation needs to be granted by 1st Aug 2018 to qualify for a discount.
The landlord doesn’t complete the accreditation process in time and therefore doesn’t obtain the discount – in the case the accreditation fee would not be refunded.