Who's Supporting the Scheme?

Leeds City Council supports and partly funds the Leeds Rental Standard scheme in partnership with the other accrediting organisations - Unipol Student Homes and the National Residential Landlords Association (this saw the merger of the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) in early 2020).

Leeds City Council want the Leeds Rental Standard to result in lighter touch regulation allowing the Local Authority to concentrate their regulatory resources on those that showed no sign of meeting standards voluntarily.

Benefits for Landlords

By joining a recognised accreditation schemes and becoming a member of The Leeds Rental Standard the landlord can benefit from the following incentives:

Lower regulatory fees - get £150 off your license fee 

Accredited landlords with licensable properties will be eligible for a £150 discount per license.  You must be accredited at the point of making your license application so it is important to become accredited as soon as possible (please note some restrictions do apply in relation to the new Selective Licensing Scheme - find out more below).  To find out more about license costs please see the following links on the Leeds City Council website:

Mandatory HMO Licence Information and costs

Selective Licensing Information and costs - Beeston and Harehills.  Check to see if your property falls within the boundaries for Selective Licensing and apply for your license . Please see the rules below around eligibility for a discount: JOIN NOW - I want to become accredited to get my discount

Other benefits for becoming accredited


Join the Leeds Rental Standard