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Pioneering partnership set to benefit landlords

Sunday 26 March 2017

Landlords are asked if they would be interested in signing up to the National Landlords Association (NLA) as a council launches a pioneering partnership

North Tyneside Council is encouraging local landlords to sign up for free to the NLA in a bid to give them extra support and improve the standards of private rentals in the borough.

Landlords who become accredited will enjoy a range of council services, worth up to £300 per year, like discounts on House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and discretionary licences, access to commercial waste disposal facilities, as well as free tenant checks and referencing.

They will also be eligible for a range of NLA membership benefits, including access to its telephone advice line, best practice tenancy agreements, forms and letters and a bi-monthly subscription to UK Landlord, the landlord accreditation scheme magazine.

NLA chief executive Richard Lambert, said: “The NLA is leading the way in establishing working relationships between landlords and local authorities that are willing to work in collaboration to improve standards in the private rented sector.

“This unique partnership with North Tyneside Council represents a major step forward, and we hope it will serve as a blueprint for how the NLA can work with other councils across England in the future.”

“NLA Accreditation is a national scheme which offers greater consistency for all landlords, tenants and councils to recognise, and it’s the best way to maintain a profitable and successful lettings business.

“We’re delighted that North Tyneside Council is working with us to open up a whole raft of benefits, as well as educational and developmental resources that will work to ensure a more professional sector – not just for renters, but for everyone involved.”

Norma Redfearn, Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “This is a great new partnership that will give landlords the opportunity to continue their professional development and gain accreditation, while also supporting our aim of raising the standard of private rented accommodation in North Tyneside.”

Landlords with properties in North Tyneside can find out more about the scheme at a forum on Thursday April 6, from 6pm-7.45pm, at the council’s offices, Quadrant East.

The NLA is also waiving its joining fee (£14) for landlords in North Tyneside.

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