According to a recent article in Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine the National Landlord Association (NLA) has launched a register to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.

It has been good practice for some time that Landlords should always obtain and check all references from their prospective tenants and in some trial areas are required to check immigration status under the governments ‘Right to Rent’ scheme  - read our blog.  But up until now tenants have not had the same option.

By turning the tables, in providing tenants with an easy landlord accredited look-up facility, the NLA aims to highlight landlord’s commitment to best practices when it comes to providing acceptable standards in the private rental sector.  The register is available for all accredited landlords to join.

In the article Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA said “Accreditation is a badge of knowledge and competence that landlords should shout about” adding “We want accredited landlords to put their details on our new Register so they can set themselves apart, and for tenants to have a quick and easy look-up for peace of mind that they can rely on their landlord”

It is advisable for landlords to undertake reference checks on all their tenants, why not check out our tenancy reference information on our landlord Tips and Guides section.  Don’t forget to also protect your property with suitable rented property insurance.  Click4quote.com offers specialist landlords buildings and contents insurance can include accidental damage and malicious damage by tenants as well as provide legal expenses, rent recovery and rent guarantee options.  So, whether you are currently accredited or not why not get a quote online today.