Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

Landlord training partnership launched by North Tyneside Council

9:12 AM, 22nd March 2017, About 5 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.



Comments

by Michael Barnes

11:45 AM, 25th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Larry Sweeney" at "24/03/2017 - 23:33":

"enemy" says it all: you are no better than Shelter.

I can find no evidence that North Tyneside have a landlord licencing scheme for non-HMOs (but if you know of one, then please post references), and if this scheme can stop them attempting to introduce one, then it seems like a win for decent landlords

by Jamie M

22:52 PM, 26th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Michael Barnes" at "25/03/2017 - 11:45":

Naive the extreme

by terry sullivan

14:51 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jamie Moodie" at "26/03/2017 - 22:52":

a troll perhaps? surely no landlord is that foolish?

by Luke P

14:57 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "terry sullivan" at "27/03/2017 - 14:51":

Are you suggesting Jamie's a troll?

by terry sullivan

14:59 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Luke P" at "27/03/2017 - 14:57":

no--barnes!

by Luke P

15:00 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Unfortunately not. He's been around this forum long enough, but apathy is prevalent amongst the BTL community.

by Jamie M

17:22 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Once one does it were all stuffed

It's free money to them with no strings

by Michael Barnes

20:08 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jamie Moodie" at "26/03/2017 - 22:52":

show me the evidence and I will change my mind.

by Jamie M

20:28 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Michael Barnes" at "27/03/2017 - 20:08":

You may not have noticed the long list of financial and legislative impositions on the PRS in the last 5-10 years or so that is making life for landlords beyond difficult and causing rents to rise way beyond what they should and to cap it off, we will soon have to pay tax on money (profits) we don't earn or have and adding to that, councils are making up stuff to stuff us even further and fill their coffers so their wanton waste with no challenge or consequences can continue.
What part of that "which will bankrupt landlords with 1 to 50+ properties and cause massive rent rises and evictions" is not easily understood?
How much bloody evidence do you need?
It's a scandalous and mighty shambles from where I sit and waiting around for "further evidence" isn't required. We should be rioting but instead we are waiting for the RLA or any other organisation that takes membership fees and works in the background to do something! It ain't going to happen! They're all having nice cups of tea with the good and the great as they don't stand to lose their livelihoods and they dont understand only consequences and massive discomfort will change these bastards decision to stuff us landlords for once and all.

There's no chance unless we/someone can get the attention of those in power and cause them massive discomfort.

excuse the typos

by Jamie M

20:29 PM, 27th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Michael Barnes" at "27/03/2017 - 20:08":

PS

I have no interest at all in changing your mind

I want S24 stopped


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