CLASS accreditation scheme for landlords

CLASS is a landlord accreditation scheme which gives public recognition for being a good landlord and a range of benefits otherwise not available.

It is voluntary and landlords are under no legal obligation to apply for accreditation. It is free to join.

How the scheme benefits landlords

Benefits of the scheme include:

  • Being publicly recognised as a good landlord.
  • Properties owned by you will be given priority when the council offers contracts for housing provision.
  • Improved access to council services via a landlord accreditation officer.
  • A £50 discount on the HMO licence fee.
  • As a CLASS registered landlord you can advertise vacant private rental property in Merseyside and Halton via Property Pool Plus. If you'd like to use Property Pool Plus to advertise your properties please sign up online here.

Fee discount on the Landlord Licensing fee

  • Only landlords given CLASS membership before 10th May 2016, who also made a full and valid application for a Landlord Licence before 31st January 2017, will be granted the licence fee discount.
  • Landlords given CLASS membership after 10th May 2016 will not qualify for a discounted fee.

How to apply

Before you apply please read these documents:

Then apply online using the link below or download, complete and return the paper forms. The relevant safety certificates can be uploaded with the online form or posted to the Public Protection Service if you use the paper forms (address is on paper application form).

Apply and self certify online for CLASS

Further information

For more information read out CLASS FAQs or contact the CLASS Accreditation Team.