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 – 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

Full 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

The PLuSS Website

For registered members this website will provide additional facilities and information such as legal updates and templates for documents. We also run a special mutual free tenant referencing service.

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 – full membership for a joining fee of £75 and annual fee of £25. Or…

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

Are you an Agent? It’s free to join as a full member if you manage, but do not own, properties in the PLuSS Priority Areas

Full £25 per year

plus £75 one-off joining fee

Council Cooperation
Special Rubbish Removal Rates
Meetings & Training
Apply now
For Relatives Free


Full membership if an immediate family member (spouse / child / parent / connected company) has already joined & paid
Apply now
For Letting Agents FREE


Full membership if you are a Managing or Letting Agent that manages but does not own properties in the PLuSS Priority Areas
Apply now

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