New scheme promotes landlord accreditation
By |Published On: 17th April 2015|

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New scheme promotes landlord accreditation

By |Published On: 17th April 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

A new scheme is promising tenants the opportunity to find out relevant information on their private landlord.


The, ‘National Register of Accredited Landlords’ was launched by the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) CEO Richard Lambert at the at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s yearly South West Conference.



Although the scheme is voluntary, the NLA insist that their register will give tenants the chance to see if their landlord is part of any accredited organisation. The NLA also stated that their scheme, ‘aims to raise the profile of accreditation and highlight those who are committed to best practice.’[1]


Additionally, the NLA has a vision that by the year 2020, all of their members will become accredited to a recognised scheme. This outlook has been brilliantly branded their, ‘2020 Vision.’


At present the NLA work with 58,000 private landlords and have 27,000 cash paying members. Their CEO Richard Lambert believes that, ‘accreditation is a badge of knowledge that landlords should shout about.’ As such, he feels that tenants should be encouraged to, ‘check their prospective landlord and find out whether they have reached accredited status.’[2]

New scheme promotes landlord accreditation

New scheme promotes landlord accreditation


Mr Lambert suggests that there is, ‘more pressure on improving standards in the private rented sector than ever before.’ He wants the NLA to, ‘lead the way for landlords to become accredited,’ something that he sees as a huge challenge as at present, there is, ‘no fundamental need to do so.’[3]


Furthermore, Lambert is looking to change the opinion of landlords for the better, as he feels that, ‘too often the landlord community is unfairly tarred with the brush of illegality,’ something that, ‘isn’t an accurate picture of private renting.’[4]







About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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