Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

9:12 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago 22

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North Tyneside Council and the National Landlords Association (NLA) have announced a new partnership that aims to bring professional practice to the private rented sector (PRS).

The partnership – the first of its kind between a local council and a landlord body – will see North Tyneside Council encourage local landlords to sign up as members of the NLA and to become accredited.

North Tyneside Council approached the NLA to develop the scheme to give landlords additional support and help to raise the standards of private rented accommodation in the borough.

The partnership means that landlords who sign up as members of the NLA and become accredited will receive a package of benefits and incentives from the council worth up to £300 per year, including:

  • Discounts on HMO and discretionary licenses
  • Access to commercial waste disposal facilities
  • Free tenant checks and referencing

Landlords will also be able to take advantage of the extensive range of membership benefits available from the NLA including:

  • Access to the Telephone Advice Line
  • Best practice tenancy agreements, forms and letters
  • Bi-monthly subscription to UK Landlord, the premier magazine for landlords

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, 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, Elected 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 property in North Tyneside will have the chance to find out more at a private landlords’ forum, at North Tyneside Council’s offices, Quadrant East, on Thursday 6 April, from 6pm-7.45pm.

Join the NLA today to start benefiting from the partnership and become accredited by booking on to the NLA Foundation Course which takes place on 11th April.

The NLA is also waiving its joining fee (£14) for landlords in North Tyneside and offering a 15% early-bird discount off the course.

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Luke P

9:50 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago

I see this as a dangerous and slippery slope to all councils requiring you to join the NLA (and of course there'll be back-hand deals) otherwise you won't be able to receive HB/receive a licence etc.

Issuing passes to commercial waste facilities based on NLA (a private company) is tantamount to blackmail.

Gunga Din

10:01 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago

One would hope they'd end up with a list of "good" landlords, enabling them to focus their attention/resources on the ones that hadn't participated. This would obviously, inexorably and inevitably remove the need for a blanket licensing scheme! Simple really.....

Gunga Din

Jamie M

11:28 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago

Don't trust them an inch. They will screw you.

Luke P

11:42 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jamie Moodie" at "22/03/2017 - 11:28":

Whilst in this particular case it is the NLA, look at the shambles of Liverpool's licensing scheme who jumped into bed with the RLA. When large sums of money are involved, rowing back from a poor decision is made all the more difficult -even when it's blatantly unlawful, inadequate and unjust. These associations are not to be trusted as they are only out to feather their own nest -a bit like how unions start out with the interests of its members at the forefront, but become too massive and corrupt the more money/power becomes involved.

Larry Sweeney

22:58 PM, 22nd March 2017, About 7 years ago

I completely concur with Luke"s view. This is nothing to brag about from the NLA point of view..These organisations seem to value their relationships with Local authorities over fighting for members. It is time for all of us to take a long hard look at what we get for our membership fees.
Failure to stop sect 24.
Failure to halt the Nazis with their mad Mullah licensing schemes.
Getting in to bed with Councils. RLA and Liverpool spring to mind.
This stupid partnership with Tyneside should be a wake up call for all landlords who are funding the NLA with their membership fees.
I now will review my membership upon expiry.
Once again Property 118 comes out way ahead, as a body which truly represents landlords and certainly has not gone in to partnership with any rotten Council.
Tyneside landlords, Join property 118 and leave organisations which love the Council to cozy up to their new found buddies but without our hard earned membership fees.

Michael Barnes

19:16 PM, 24th March 2017, About 7 years ago

I find it sad that when a scheme that intends to improve the lot of tenants and improve the image of landlords is announced, it is condemned out of hand by the majority of posts on this site.

This sounds like the prejudice we condemn in Shelter (all private landlords bad), in this case "all local authorities bad".

Darlington Landlord

19:26 PM, 24th March 2017, About 7 years ago

I'm all for promoting professional landlords and helping tenants but It seems rather unfair that landlords accredited by other bodies (eg RLA or local) are not eligible?. Cynically the commercial waste access is not advertised as free. Time will tell

Jamie M

19:48 PM, 24th March 2017, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Michael Barnes" at "24/03/2017 - 19:16":

Years of experience Michael

Larry Sweeney

23:33 PM, 24th March 2017, About 7 years ago

Michael Barnes. Get Real. There has been a massive assault on Landlords by Government and Local Authorities. The overwhelming majority of Landlords are NOT criminal landlords just as most Police officers are not Criminal cops and most Council officers are not criminals either.
Get real, these schemes are all a con. A revenue raising exercise by councils , tagged by organisations who claim to represent us but who see easy cash by joining the enemy.
Anybody who sits on the fence from Landlord world after, Section 24, Landlord licensing, the Planning bill, Right to rent etc is not only anti Landlord , but a complete idiot.
Stop pussy footing, trying to see good in the most aggressive assault ever on not only the PRS, but on civil liberties and the private sector in general. This nonsense has gone on far too long. Enough of Micro management , Excessive taxation and regulation. Let the Private sector crack on and create a dynamic environment where the PRS thrives ,rather than be stifled by taxation and non stop regulations, dreamed up by idiots with zero knowledge of the commercial realities of the real world.

Jamie M

0:27 AM, 25th March 2017, About 7 years ago


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