Private Landlord Accreditation Scheme
The council encourages good practice for landlords who provide private rented accommodation in the borough. Our aim is to recognise landlords who currently operate to high standards.
The council advocates the Landlord Accreditation Scheme introduced by the National Landlords Association (NLA). This scheme aims to improve a landlord's knowledge and the standard of private rented accommodation in the borough, whilst demonstrating to tenants and other the professionalism of landlords.
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NLA accreditation requirements
NLA Accreditation is a development based scheme which requires the completion of a foundation course and subsequent continued professional development, with all aspects of the scheme completed either online or in attendance.
Landlords are able to become accredited whether a member of the NLA or not, although the minimum requirement is membership of their online library system, enabling access to all of the NLA's online resources and the mandatory foundation course.
Landlords who become accredited through the scheme will benefit from incentives offered by the NLA. These include:
- Recognition from a national scheme, irrespective of where the landlord operates
- Improved knowledge of property management and legislation
- Competitive advantage over local competition
- Use of the NLA accreditation logos
- Certificate of accredited status from the NLA
- Appear on the NLA online register of accredited landlords
- Free local seminars and workshops, dependent on landlord needs and requests
- Passport your accreditation from another landlord development based scheme
How do I become an accredited landlord?
There are three ways:
- Complete the one-day attendance-based NLA foundation course. Courses are facilitated across the UK. Find your nearest NLA foundation course.
- Complete the CORE subjects in the NLA Online Library
- Passport your accreditation from another landlord development based scheme. You will need to download and sign the scheme rules along with providing proof you are a member of a development based scheme that follows the same syllabus as the NLA. This can be in the form of your accredited certificate. For more information please email email@example.com
Already an accredited landlord with the NLA? Inform us if you own a HMO in our borough
Once the requirements set out by the NLA are met, HMO landlords may provide the following information to the council to be recognised locally as an accredited landlord:
- name, as it appears on the NLA membership card, or NLA Accreditation certificate
- NLA membership number found on the issued accreditation certificate
- pdf copy of the issued NLA Accreditation certificate
- your address, phone number and email address for future correspondence.
These details should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org