Landlords’ advice day

Landlord's Advice day
Landlord's Advice day

Story: Lisa Harrison

On 23rd April, an advice session to promote the Sheffield Responsible Landlord Scheme was run by the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Fir Vale, in partnership with the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team.

This interactive information event for local landlords was well attended and addressed some of the housing problems the area faces. Landlords learned about their own responsibilities, including problems such as overcrowding and antisocial behaviour, and gained information on practical issues, such as what should be in a tenancy agreement, how to deal with problem tenants and best practice in repairs and maintenance. Further events are planned. The scheme is free to join and sets standards for quality of housing. Benefits for landlords include free access to waste recycling centres and discounted accountancy services. Liaqat Ali Khan, who attended the session, said:

“It’s been excellent with lots of useful information including things we weren’t aware of before. It also presented a clear picture of overcrowding procedures. I will look into joining the scheme.”

It is hoped that this and future sessions will result in a better experience for both landlords and tenants.

Mohammed Rafique said,

“This is very positive and makes landlords more competent. I am a member of the scheme already and it is very helpful – we can phone and get advice for any problems.”

If you are a landlord and need support contact Kevin Sharpe or Dennis Tester on 273 5134, email

If you are a tenant of a private landlord and need support, contact Private Sector Housing Services advice line on 273 4680 or email Private Rented Standards Team, Howden House, Union Street, Sheffield S1 2SH.

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