NLA accredited landlords double in a year

The number of landlords accredited through the National Landlords Association accreditation scheme has more than doubled over the past year.


The scheme has now accredited over 1,000 landlords since its launch in 2010.


Accreditation ensures landlords have a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations for the letting of residential property.

The NLA offers a national scheme that all tenants in England and Wales can recognise as a mark of quality, signifying that a landlord is committed to professional development. The scheme is also backed by free and regular local meetings, which can count towards development.


Brian Balchin, NLA member and accredited landlord, said: “The NLA’s accreditation scheme gives landlords a much better perspective of what it means to be a landlord, giving you a big picture view of how the private rented sector works and preparing you for any eventualities.


“I let to students, and the university recognises that an accredited landlord understands what is required of them. I attained my accreditation through the one-day NLA Landlord Foundation course.”


David Salusbury, NLA chairman, said: “Landlord accreditation is a key way of raising standards. The scheme is recognised by all local authorities across England and Wales.”