SpeakIT Plus: Accessibility tools


  • Housing StandardsThe landlord or person having control of private rented accommodation is responsible for keeping the property in a good state of repair and ensuring that it is safe to be occupied.
  • Landlord accreditationAccreditation schemes allow landlords (and sometimes agents) who meet certain standards, to voluntarily join the scheme
  • Management standardsThe majority of landlords and agents are professional in their approach and have good standards of property management
  • Houses in multiple occupationWhat is a house in multiple occupation and what regulations apply.
  • Enforcement actionDetails of all our policies and enforcement service standards can be found here
  • If using an agentIt is in the best interests of both you and your tenants that the property is being correctly managed and that your investment is in safe hands.
  • Have your tenants been provided with these documents?By law your tenants must receive these documents, failure to do so may affect your ability to gain vacant possession of your property.
  • Landlords: Is your property safe?Local authorities have a duty to inspect properties where concerns are raised about housing standards and potentially unsafe properties.
  • Is your property being managed properly?In most situations you as landlord are responsible for compliance with the law even if you have an agent managing your property, therefore it is important to choose carefully.
  • NKDC Landlord e-newsletterLinks and email addresses to be able to sign up for a news letter from the NKDC
  • NK Landlord GuideThe guide gives key guidance for landlords on their duties and responsibilities.