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Private Landlords Supporting Stockton

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On 16 September 2021 Stockton Council Cabinet voted to push ahead with the preparation of data to support the introduction of Selective Licensing. They are likely to accept a detailed proposal in September 2023, and then after time for consultation, they will seek to introduce Selective Licensing for all private lettings in the Central Stockton, North Thornaby and Newtown areas.

Their last consultation about Selective Licensing was in 2018 with proposed fees of £945 per flat or house, but after consultation and PLuSS’s robust response, the proposal was shelved and the alternative of working with PLuSS has been followed.


PLuSS (“Private Landlords Supporting Stockton”) is a voluntary association run by landlords and agents in Stockton-on-Tees as an alternative to Selective Licensing.

Our aim is to ensure all private rented properties in the Borough are well managed and of high quality and to do this by working together, raising standards by helping one another. We are playing our part in tackling anti-social behaviour and crime in our communities, helping tenants and other residents. We work with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and apply their housing standards.

Read about us on the Council’s website, in The Northern Echo and the RLA’s Residential Property Investor.

For Tenants

Make sure your home is a PLuSS home!

PLuSS is working with Stockton Council – see here – as part of Stockton & Thornaby Targeted Action. PLuSS Landlords & Agents sign up to higher standards – better for you, better for your neighbourhood:

  • Houses meet all legal standards and are safe with no Cat1 hazards
  • Protection of your deposit and a written tenancy agreement
  • Repair requests get a timely and professional response
  • Contact details – including for emergencies/out-of-hours
  • At least 24 hours’ notice for access (except genuine emergency)
  • Fair, reasonable, professional treatment without discrimination


PLuSS pays £10 for each original referral leading to a paid & signed-up member. So help yourself and help your community by getting your landlord to sign up now!

Do you know a landlord or agent operating in the PLuSS Priority Areas? You can check if they are already a PLuSS member here. If not, ask them to join or pass their details to PLuSS by sending us a message at the bottom of this page or emailing

The Committee

Questions or Concerns? We are the PLuSS Committee and can each be contacted by email by clicking on the appropriate image or text below.

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