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COVENTRY ACCREDITED PROPERTY SCHEME (CAPS)

As part of a strategy for tackling poverty, the Coventry City Council committed their Housing Department to introduce a scheme to recognise and publicise DECENT RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION.

This has resulted in the COVENTRY ACCREDITED PROPERTY SCHEME (CAPS) to recognise privately rented residential property which is of a good physical standard and is well managed.

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION?

Basically it is a set of standards relating to the management and physical condition of the property. Landlords apply (free of charge) to join the scheme and in doing so agree to abide by the standards. The properties are then accredited when these standards are met.

The standards amongst others include

  • General fitness for habitation
  • Gas, electrical & furniture safety
  • Security & fire precautions
  • Repairs & complaints procedures
  • Energy efficiency

BENEFITS FOR LANDLORDS

Landlords that have achieved the quality mark of accreditation can expect the following benefits

  • Marketing advantages in attracting the right tenants
  • Help with letting vacant properties
  • Lower turnover of tenants
  • Enhanced standing with potential mortgage lenders
  • Decrease in damage & misuse of your properties

Merrick Binch Lettings strongly support the CAPS scheme.

For more information and to take things further, call the Merrick Binch Lettings Team on 02476 578888.