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More landlords complete new accreditation scheme in North Somerset
23/01/2017
11:09 am
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More landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in Weston-super-Mare, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the district.

Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 many more local landlords and letting agents have joined the scheme, with 11 more becoming accredited last week.

The code allows tenants to report property maintenance/repair issues as well as anti social behaviour problems within residential communities, which is unprecedented across the UK's buy to let industry. 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.

The list of NLCE accredited members can be found here: http://www.nlceuk.co.uk/our-ac.....d-members/

Those that attended the one day course on January 19th 2017 were able to learn more about housing tenants and complying with legislation in the private rented sector, which was delivered by another veteran landlord trainer.

An officer from North Somerset Council's housing team attended, alongside support from Avon Fire and Rescue Service who donated 10 year battery smoke detectors to the event.

Robert Deville-Hallam, a newly accredited landlord from Weston-super-Mare, said: 'After 17 years as a landlord, thought I knew most of what is needed. Think after 7 pages of notes realised how much I didn't know. First class easy to understand presentation in a very relaxed friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend the course to even the most experienced landlord or anyone thinking of becoming one.'

The code was introduced in response to the council’s plans to introduce selective licensing in Weston town centre, which would have seen landlords forced to pay a fee of £320 per property. The council scrapped the scheme after a legal challenge from landlords, and the group says this new training will prove to the council that the majority of landlords are responsible and enable NSC to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district.

The day covered all the main areas that a landlord/agent should know in order to operate a safe and successful business. The next one is set to take place at The Imperial in South Parade, WSM on Wednesday 15th February ’17.

NLCE Director Sam Jackson will also be providing an update and answering any questions on the scheme at NSC's next Private Sector Housing Forum, taking place this Wednesday at Weston Town Hall from 6:30pm (25th January).

Those interested in attending should join at http://www.nlceuk.co.uk/accred.....reditation

 

Related topics:

NLCE Accreditation One Day Seminar

Free online maintenance and repair tracking tool for private renting tenants

Free online anti social behaviour reporting system for private renting tenants

Alternatives to selective licensing in the private rented sector: a guide for landlords

25/01/2017
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An NLCE accredited landlord (who became accredited only last week) has just contacted me about a prolific rent dodger, who's been taken by a non-accredited landlord in Weston-super-Mare. If only the non-accredited landlord had used our exclusive Tenant History tools (integrated free with an Equifax financial report), they could have avoided taking this tenant; as the accredited NLCE landlord had vigilantly uploaded this tenant onto the Tenant Referencing UK database a few months back.

This is why the NLCE UK is completely different to any other accreditation around, to-date. The way it is addressing maintenance/repair and anti-social behaviour issues is unprecedented.

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30/01/2017
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This system sounds brilliant, why haven't I seen it in any of the mainstream landlord news feeds?

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