This scheme, launched in May 2014, is our national NLA Accreditation scheme, supported by and in partnership with five district councils in Cumbria. The five participating district councils; Eden District Council, Carlisle City Council, South Lakeland District Council, Barrow Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council, have agreed to work in partnership with the NLA toencourage local landlords to sign up.
This is the start of a joint relationship which aims to bring professional practice to the private rented sector, and to help tackle rogue landlords. Joining the scheme will provide many of the NLA national membership benefits, plus with CLAS, the ability to advertise accommodation through the University of Cumbria, along with other localised benefits as determined by each of the five participating councils.
Licensing schemes increase your business costs and put unnecessary burden on the majority of compliant landlords. The following information will give you a picture of licensing activity in your area, including fees for mandatory licensing and also an update on any additional/selective licensing that may be taking place locally to you:
Licensing in your Region (updated 4417).pdf
Final LHA Rates – 2017/18
Please see below for the final Local Housing Allowance rates for 2017/18. These have been listed by Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) and came into force in April 2017.