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Cost of Living

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help. Here is some key information on what support is available and how to access it. As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated.

Keeping Informed

Lincolnshire local authorities work in partnership to publish the Lincolnshire Landlords Electronic Newsletter and to host Landlords' Forums across the county.

The Lincolnshire Landlords' newsletter contains details of future planned events and includes updates for landlords on changes in legislation and relevant news from across the county. The newsletter is managed by DASH Services on behalf of the Lincolnshire local authorities.  To sign up for the newsletter, visit DASH Services Lincolnshire Landlord Newsletter.

DASH Services and DASH Accreditation are projects to raise the standards in rented housing in the East Midlands. 

Lincolnshire local authorities also work in partnership to host Landlords' Forums across the county. These events are advertised in the Lincolnshire Landlords newsletter as well as by the individual local authorities.

To be informed about future events to be held in Boston, email the housing team to be added to the mailing list.

DASH Landlord Accreditation

Boston Borough Council works in partnership with DASH Landlord Accreditation to raise awareness of the regional landlord accreditation scheme that encourages and rewards good property standards and management practice in the private rented sector.

Being a DASH Accredited Landlord will set you apart from the rest. The scheme provides public recognition that you are a reputable landlord who not only maintains property standards but who also treats tenants fairly and manages the property well.

Membership normally costs £99; however, landlords in the Boston Borough are able to join free of charge and membership lasts for 3 years. Members benefit from advice and guidance as well as a variety of financial discounts and access to a support network with a comprehensive resource library, newsletters and events.

Accreditation is awarded to the landlord rather than the property and landlords are able to complete online training and attend various events and seminars to aid their business.

To apply visit the DASH  Services website.

Landlord associations

There are a number of landlord associations which can support and advise landlords. One of the most popular is the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) which Boston Borough Council works closely with to improve the standard of rented property in the borough. The NRLA offers an Accreditation Scheme with supporting development training.