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Application Pack

Title: Application Form
Description: Application form to join the scheme
Document Date: February 2018
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Title: Introduction to the Scheme Booklet
Document Date: February 2018
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Title: Terms and Conditions
Description: Terms and Conditions for members of the Landlord Accreditation Scheme North Staffordshire
Document Date: February 2018
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General Information

Title: "How To Lease" June 2018
Description: This guide is for current and prospective leaseholders and sets out the differences between leasehold and freehold property and the rights, obligations and implications of being a leaseholder. Published 26 June 2018
Document Date: 26/06/18
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Title: Any Worries?
Description: Stoke-on-Trent City Council has commissioned Citizens Advice to provide drop-in advice & appointments for debt, budgeting & housing advice at our Hanley office & community venues in Stoke-on-trent
Document Date: 07/12/18
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Title: Damp, Condensation and Mould Leaflet
Description: Keep your home free from Damp, Condensation and Mould Leaflet
Document Date: 23/03/17
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Title: Emmaus Potteries
Description: Emmaus Furniture Mine is the largest furniture reuse charity in North Staffordshire! We accept donations of reusable household items to sell through our two shops in Hanley and Newcastle as well as supporting hundreds of families every year with donated furniture. Our shops raise funds to support the most vulnerable in society, especially formerly homeless people. Emmaus Furniture Mine is a self-sustaining charity working with many volunteers to develop their skills, self-confidence and rebuild a brighter tomorrow for themselves.
Document Date: 14/12/17
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Title: Facts about Rats
Description: An information leaflet on Rats - treatment and prevention
Document Date: 07/04/17
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Title: Gas Safety leaflet
Description: Landlords are legally responsible for the safety of their tenants. Landlords should make sure maintenance and annual safety checks on gas appliances are carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Document Date: 20/08/18
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Title: Homeless Help Directory
Description: A mini Directory of services available for homeless people in Stoke on Trent
Document Date: 06/12/17
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Title: Homestamp: Read This First!
Description: If you are thinking of renting or letting out a property………Read This First! ‘Important advice for tenants and lodgers on finding the right accommodation and for Landlords on how to provide it’. Courtesy of Homestamp homestamp.com
Document Date: 11/10/17
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Title: Keep Warm, Keep Well
Description: a useful leaflet for all provided by Beat the Cold
Document Date: 20/12/17
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Title: Map of Newcastle under Lyme
Description: A map of Newcastle Under Lyme to assist you with attending any events we hold. The new address for N-U-L Borough Council is Castle House, Barrack’s Road, ST5 1BL
Document Date: 24/01/18
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Title: Map of Stoke On Trent
Description: A map of Stoke On Trent to assist you with attending any events we hold. The postcode for the Town Hall, Stoke is ST4 1HP
Document Date: March 2017
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Title: Modern Slavery Information
Document Date: 07/12/18
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Title: Noisey Alarms
Description: Intruder Alarm poster
Document Date: 25/09/17
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Title: Pest Control leaflet
Description: Pest Control services offered by Stoke on Trent City Council and Newcastle Under Lyme
Document Date: 11/08/17
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Title: Street Chaplains
Description: information for tenants and the community as a whole
Document Date: 02/05/18
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Title: Students Leaflet
Description: DON’T BE A NUISANCE!! Top Tips for students moving to Stoke
Document Date: 25/09/17
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Landlord Information

Title: "How To Let" June 2018
Description: This guide is for current and prospective landlords. It explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector. It is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers. Updated 26 June 2018
Document Date: 26/06/18
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Title: "How To Rent" Guide Jan 2018
Description: This guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including: •what to look out for before renting •living in a rented home •what happens at the end of a tenancy •what to do if things go wrong Updated 17 January 2018 - Removed reference to the London Rental Standard in the renting Direct from the landlord section.
Document Date: 19/01/18
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Title: "How to Rent" Guide July 2018
Description: This guide is for current and prospective landlords. It explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector. It is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers. Updated 6 July 2018
Document Date: 06/07/18
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Title: "How To Rent" Guide June 2018
Description: This guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including: •what to look out for before renting •living in a rented home •what happens at the end of a tenancy •what to do if things go wrong
Document Date: 26/06/18
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Title: "How To Rent" Guide PRE Jan 2018
Description: This guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including: •what to look out for before renting •living in a rented home •what happens at the end of a tenancy •what to do if things go wrong Updated 1 February 2016
Document Date: 01/12/17
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Title: Energy Performance Certificates: Landlords guide
Description: Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and renting homes: A landlords guide - from the Department of Communities and Local Government
Document Date: September 2008
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Title: Landlords guide to Electrical Safety
Description: A guide produced by Electrical Safety First
Document Date: 02/05/17
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Title: National Fire Safety Guidance for housing
Description: The guidance will apply nationally and covers certain existing residential accommodation including single family dwellings, shared houses, bedsits and flats. It is not aimed at new housing built to modern Building Regulations. The guidance adopts a risk based approach to fire safety that will satisfy both the Housing Act 2004 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It includes guidance to landlords on how to carry out a fire risk assessment. The guidance will apply to both the private and social housing sector. www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-safety-law-and-guidance-documents-for-business
Document Date: August 2008
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Title: New Legislation
Description: New and recent legislation which you need to be aware of!
Document Date: 13/04/18
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Title: Universal Credit - Top Tips
Description: A list of Top Tips for landlords to help you to understand Universal Credit, Produced by the DWP
Document Date: 03/12/18
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Members Information

Title: Members Area Only
Description: If you are a member of the Landlord Accreditation Scheme - North Staffs, further downloads are available in this section, including copies of all the previous newsletters. To view these, please login and return to the Downloads Page. If you have forgotten your Username and Password, please contact the Accreditation Team on 01782 232271.
Document Date: June 2017
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Tenant Information

Title: "How To Rent a Safe Home" June 2018
Description: This guide is for social and private rented sector tenants and explains the main hazards which may make a property unsafe to live in. It explains tenants’ and landlords’ obligations and how to raise concerns. Published 26 June 2018
Document Date: 26/06/18
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Title: Electrical Safety Leaflet - for tenants
Document Date: 23/01/18
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Title: Facts about Rats
Description: An information leaflet on Rats - treatment and prevention
Document Date: 07/07/17
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Title: Managing your Waste - Stop the Drop!
Description: Looking after your area for you and the community..
Document Date: 11/12/17
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Title: Problems with your Privately rented property
Description: Guidance for tenants
Document Date: 16/02/18
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Title: Staffordshire Police
Description: How to contact Staffordshire Police
Document Date: 20/06/18
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