More South West Landlords recognising the value of accreditation
Over the last 5 months 41 landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in North Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district.
Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 over 50 local landlords and letting agents have joined the scheme, with 11 more becoming accredited last week bringing the total accredited members to 41.
The unprecedented scheme allows tenants to report property maintenance/repair issues as well as anti social behaviour problems within their residential community. Primarily this ensures that the criteria for the Deregulation Act 2015 is met, as well as stopping spurious claims from tenants; that they have reported a repair and the landlord has not responded and vice versa.
Those that attended the one day course on February 15th 2017 were able to learn more about housing tenants and complying with legislation in the private rented sector, delivered by a veteran landlord trainer.