Monday, June 18, 2012
According to the National Landlords Association's first
Quarterly Tenant Index, 51% of tenants are more likely to accept a
rental property if they know the landlord is committed to
professional development and accreditation.
The NLA's 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
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.
Despite the benefits of accreditation, only 19% of tenants know
whether or not their landlord is a member of a landlord
David Salusbury, Chairman of the National Landlord Association,
says: "Accreditation is an effective way for landlords to
develop their professional capabilities and, as our research shows,
is a credible tool for marketing to tenants.
"Accredited landlords are required to dedicate time to
attending courses and local meetings and to commit to continued
professional development. This investment in time and knowledge is
what sets accredited landlords apart from the rest - they have
knowledge of the various Acts of Parliament as well as the local
regulations that apply to their properties and tenants.
"Qualified landlords should shout about their accredited
status. A good landlord cares about their tenants, their properties
and their business".
To find out more about landlord professional accreditation