London Rental Standard (LRS)

The London Rental Standard (LRS) initiative is designed to raise professional standards in the capital’s private rented sector by providing a consistent benchmark of accreditation for consumers. LRS is a voluntary set of minimum standards that the Mayor of London expects of letting agents operating in London’s private rented sector.

ARLA Propertymark Accreditation of London Rental Standard

We have been appointed as one of the accrediting bodies for London Rental Standard. As an organisation, we believe in maintaining the highest professional standards in the sector and have long called for more regulation of letting agents.

We fully supports the aims of the London Rental Standard. It is crucial we eliminate the small minority of rogue landlords and agents who neglect their responsibilities and bring our industry into disrepute. We are therefore proud to be working with the Mayor on this first step towards a more regulated industry.

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Company Accreditation Requirements

For a company to meet the requirements to join the LRS it must:

  • Be ARLA Propertymark Protected.
  • Have branches which fall within the Greater London Authority area operating in residential lettings or residential property management. To find out whether a branch is within the GLA area please visit mysociety.org.
  • Have at least one different member of staff at every branch within the GLA area who meets the LRS training requirements. Please see the list of accepted training courses and qualifications, which can be found in the London Rental Standard link at: london.gov.uk/agents.
  • Meet the requirements of the London Rental Standard, which can be found at: london.gov.uk/agents.

Who Can Apply?

In order to apply for LRS accreditation you must be the principal, partner or director of the company (legal entity) you wish to be accredited. For more information please check our frequently asked questions.

Apply for Accreditation

If you are a business owner and your company meets the above requirements, you may apply using the LRS Declaration of Compliance.

Additional Information

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LRS Agents Accredited By Us

We have created a version of our find an expert tool specifically for people looking for London Rental Standard Agents accredited by us.

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Useful Links

Use the links below to find out more information about London Rental Standard Scheme from london.gov.uk

Logos and Brand Guidelines

Download the LRS logos and view the brand guidelines in the members' area.