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Deposit Guarantee Scheme
West Lindsey District Council operates a paper bond scheme, which guarantees to compensate landlords for any damage by the tenant, to a maximum of £500, during the first six months of the tenancy. Tenants are encouraged to save a cash deposit during the period of the bond. Please contact the Home Choices Team for eligibility criteria and further details, and see the leaflet in the Downloads section.
The council is working in partnership with DASH Services (Decent and Safe Homes) to raise awareness of the regional landlord accreditation scheme which plays a key role in promoting good property standards and practices across the private rented sector.
Landlords who sign up to DASH Landlord Accreditation Lincolnshire are awarded a quality mark for demonstrating their skills in property and tenant management. Membership is FREE and members benefit from advice and guidance as well as a variety of financial discounts and access to a support network with a comprehensive resource library, newsletters and events.
Accreditation is awarded to the landlord rather than the property and landlords are able to complete online training and attend various events and seminars to aid their business.
On applying, DASH Landlord Accreditation will visit a sample of a landlord’s property portfolio to help give practical help where it counts.
Landlords can apply directly by visiting www.dashservices.org.uk or calling 01332 640324. Tenants can look for the Dash Landlord Accreditation Lincolnshire logo when looking for their next home.
There are a number of organisations operating in the district that offer support to landlords. Please see the website tab above for links.
Lincolnshire landlords electronic newsletter
The new Lincolnshire Landlords Forums now produce a newsletter which gives landlords regular updates on landlord and tenant law, news from the private rented sector in Lincolnshire, and events for local landlords.