Thinking of Applying to Join?

At the bottom of this page are application buttons. PLuSS welcomes applications from landlords or letting agents, or anyone involved in the Private Rented Sector. Our focus is on the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and especially on the PLuSS Priority Areas of Central Stockton-on-Tees and North Thornaby.

We are a voluntary non-profit association developed by local landlords and agents together with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council as an alternative to Selective Licensing (see the Council’s confirmation letter here). Being a member brings benefits – and some obligations:

Benefits for PLuSS members


Council Cooperation

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council will work cooperatively with PLuSS members – but for non-members, especially those with properties in the PLuSS priority areas, their approach will be a formal one with a greatly-increased inspection regime. Which would you prefer?

Mark of Quality

As a PLuSS member you will be listed here and on Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s website – a mark of quality. You have the right to show the PLuSS member logo on your own website and stationery. You can obtain PLuSS window stickers to put in your properties. This all burnishes your credentials.

Discounted Waste Collection

Members can use Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s waste disposal services at special rates, which can quickly save more than the PLuSS membership fee:
House clearance @ £80
Bulky waste (up to 6 items) @ £15
Reconditioned wheelie bins @ £10

The PLuSS Website

For registered members this website will provide additional facilities and information such as legal updates, templates for documents and a special free tenant referencing service based on pooled information from members and selected third parties.

Meetings & Training

PLuSS has member meetings and will provide training opportunities – they provide a great chance to meet other local landords and exchange and learn best practice.

Discounted Insurance & Supplies

We are negotiating special rates for property insurance and from some local suppliers for members – watch this space!

Obligations of PLuSS Members

  • Join up here (see below), including declaring yourself to be a ‘fit and proper person’
  • Pay the joining fee and the annual subscription
  • Provide details of any properties you own in the PLuSS Priority Areas to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Abide by the PLuSS Code of Conduct

How hard is that?

PLuSS Pricing

Great value – standard joining fee of £75 and annual membership fee of £25. And…

Are you a Landlord? It’s free to join if you have an immediate family member (spouse/child/parent – or connected company) who has already joined PLuSS & paid

Are you a Letting or Managing Agent? Each of your owners with properties in the PLuSS Priority Areas should join too – you can pay on their behalf, or if they all pay, it’s free for you to join.

Standard £25 per year

plus £75 one-off joining fee

Council Cooperation
Special Rubbish Removal Rates
Meetings & Training
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Free Free


Use this option if an immediate family member (spouse / child / parent / connected company) has already joined & paid
Apply now
Letting Agent £TBA


Use this option if you are a Managing or Letting Agent
Cost TBA (but no charge purely as Agent)
Apply now

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