Private rented housing is a vital and growing part of the
housing market comprising almost 14 per cent of all households, or
nearly three million homes in England.
The private rented sector offers a flexible form of tenure and
meets a wide range of housing needs. It contributes to greater
labour market mobility and is increasingly the tenure of choice of
Landlord Accreditation Scheme (EMLAS)
Bassetlaw District Council is working in partnership
with EMLAS (East Midlands Landlords Accreditation Scheme), which is
a new region-wide accreditation scheme that encourages and rewards
good property standards and management practice in the private
Any residential landlord who has properties in
Bassetlaw can join the scheme and enjoy not only the market
advantage it offers, but also briefing sessions on new legislation,
resource material and guidance, professional development courses
and inclusion on the EMLAS property database and website.
Bassetlaw District Council want to help shine a
spotlight on the good landlords in our district.
By joining the EMLAS scheme you will be able to advertise this
logo on your lettings, enabling perspective tenants to
identify you as a responsible landlord.
Not only this but we will also help you advertise your
properties by providing FREE advertising space in
A1 Housing's Property Shops located in both Worksop and Retford. In
September 2011 we will extend the offer of free advertising on to
the councils Choice Based Lettings website, HomeFinder. HomeFinder
is a web based internet programme that will allow applicants on the
councils housing waiting list to view your properties on line
helping to improve your chances of finding a tenant - free of
The scheme is currently FREE to join until
1st April 2012, so join today to start receiving your benefits.
Download EMLAS Scheme Details
If you would like to find out more information about the scheme
or how you can join then please contact EMLAS on telephone
01332 256301, apply on line at EMLAS or email email@example.com.
Housing Benefit – 48 Hour Claim Service
Bassetlaw District Council want to pay your Housing and Council
Tax Benefit entitlement quickly. We now offer you a 48 hour claim
The 48 hour service applies where claims are made:
- In person at Worksop or Retford One Stop Shops
- As a result of a home visit, if it is not easy for you to visit
The 48 hour claim guarantee will be issued when your form is
fully ready with all the information we need. If not, we will offer
the guarantee where the information is supplied the following
For more information please call the Benefits Team on 01909
Advertise your properties for Free!
Accredited Landlords in Bassetlaw can take advantage of
advertising rental properties free of charge in A1 Housing’s
Property Shops, located in both Worksop and Retford Town Centres.
All we need is a photograph of your property, the weekly/monthly
rental charge and a contact for interested potential tenants.
In September we will be extending our offer of free advertising
space on to the Councils Choice Based Lettings Website –
HomeFinder. HomeFinder is a web based internet programme where
applicants on the councils housing waiting list can ‘bid’ for
properties that they would like to rent, we have extended this
provision to housing associations and will be extending this to
private landlords in September.
To take advantage of this offer you must be an accredited
For more information please contact Gemma French, Strategic
Housing on 01909 534547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Backing Bassetlaw Scheme – Discounts with Local
Your tenants can benefit from a diverse range of special offers
made available by participating businesses of all types in
If you live in Bassetlaw you can also register for the free
More information on the scheme can be found at Backing Bassetlaw Scheme
Last Updated - 29/01/2013