A joint initiative between local authorities, property owners, landlords and tenants in the East Midlands.
DASH (Decent and Safe Homes) Services is a joint initiative between local authorities, property owners, landlords and tenants in the East Midlands. DASH aims to improve housing conditions, housing choice and housing management in the private sector, with particular emphasis on the private rented sector.
The service has operated successfully across the East Midlands region since 2005, providing a valuable low cost service to over 40 Local Authorities.
Over the last five years there has been a rapid growth of private renting due to a number of social and economic reasons. More private properties are being used by councils to house people and this has only exacerbated a shortage in properties. Landlord accreditation offers councils an opportunity to address problems in their local private rented sector, and save on the costs of enforcement and homelessness by working proactively with landlords and tenants.
DASH and its associated resources can have positive impacts on all of these challenges and many more besides.