The National Landlords Association (NLA) has just launched a new initiative to help tenants check whether their landlord is a member of the National Register of Accredited Landlords.
Good Landlords Welcome The new register will be open to all landlord accreditation schemes and any landlord who is a member of such schemes, can join.
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The point of the scheme is to highlight good landlords who are committed to good practice and improving standards in the private rental sector.
Improving Standards in the PRS Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Annual South West Conference, Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, said:
“Accreditation is a badge of knowledge and competence that landlords should shout about. We should be encouraging tenants to check their prospective landlord and find out whether they have reached accredited status.
“There’s more pressure on improving standards in the private rented sector than ever before and we’re trying to lead the way for landlords to become accredited, which is a huge challenge because currently there’s no fundamental need to do so.
“However, too often the landlord community is unfairly tarred with the brush of illegality or incompetence shown by just a minority of the industry, which isn’t an accurate picture of private renting.
“We want accredited landlords to put their details on our new Register so they can set themselves apart, and for tenants to have a quick and easy look up for peace of mind that they can rely on their landlord.”
The NLA is calling for all landlord accreditation schemes to support the NLA register.