DASH Services


"Where we live defines who we are.
Poor housing is linked to poor health and reduces people’s life chances."

Linda Selvey Project Manager

What does it mean by 'Fit & Proper' person

A fit and proper person is someone who can be reasonably assumed to be a good landlord. To self certify that you are 'fit and proper' the following should be declared;

  • whether you have committed fraud, dishonesty, violent or drug related offences
  • evidence of discrimination in any business activity
  • whether you have broken any other laws in relation to housing

A criminal conviction does not necessarily mean that you would not be a 'fit and proper' person. However, you would not be classed as 'fit and proper' if you withhold relevant information. Every case is examined individually and all circumstances are taken into account when making a decision. For example, we would consider:

  • what the conviction was for
  • how long ago it was
  • whether or not it will affect your ability to be a good landlord
  • the risk of recurrence and whether such recurrence would affect the individuals ability to be a competent landlord.

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