What is NLA Accreditation?

NLA Accreditation is purely based on landlord development and good management practice. We recognise the commitment to best practise and a professional standard of management that accredited landlords can operate across their stock.  It is a national scheme which offers greater consistency for all landlords, tenants and councils to recognise. 

NLA Accreditation is a clear simple means of demonstrating to tenants and others that you are a professional landlord. 

How do I become accredited?

There are three ways that you can become acccredited with the NLA :

1) Complete our one-day attendance-based NLA foundation course. Our courses are facilitated across the UK. To find your nearest course visit our events calender www.landlords.org.uk/events/product_course

2) Complete the  "CORE" subjects in the NLA Online Library www.landlords.org.uk/library

3) Passport your accreditation from another landlord development based scheme.  You will need to download and sign the scheme rules along with providing proof you are a member of a development based scheme that follows the same syllabus as the NLA.  This can be in the form of your accredited certificate. 

Agree to continue your professional development as well as complying with our complaints process then, download the scheme rules document, sign it and either email a scanned copy to accreditation@landlords.org.uk or post it to us at: NLA Accreditation, 2nd Floor, Skyline House, 200 Union Street, London SE1 0LX.

How do I keep my development up to date (CPD)?

  • Attending any UK NLA branch meetings which are free to attend
  • Attending any landlord-based events such as those hosted by local authorities
  • Attending any of the other courses that the NLA facilitates across the UK
  • Attending any other landlord training events, including those hosted by other landlord associations and local authorities
  • Completing any of the subjects that are available on the NLA Online Library for free. (These are automatically recorded to your CPD) 
  • Reading journals e.g. our UK Landlord Magazine counts as 2 hours
  • On the job training 
  • Attending any landlord workshops or conference events
  • Online webinars relating to property management 

All of the above except the online library subjects need to be manually added to your CPD log via the drop down facility when you log in to your profile and go to my CPD. 

What are the benefits of becoming an NLA Accredited landlord?

The NLA promotes and provides accreditation because we believe it is the best way for us to prove, as landlords, that we can self regulate.

If we are aware of legislation and our responsibilities and have a way of demonstrating this we can prove that we do not require further legislation in the private rented sector.  

  • Become part of a scheme that all landlords, tenants and councils can recognise
  • Improve your knowledge and property management skills
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Promote your service as a professional landlord
  • Use the NLA logo
  • Display your accredited status
  • Choose to appear on our online member register as an NLA accredited landlord

The more accredited landlords we have the bigger our voice will be in gaining greater benefits for accredited landlords. To demonstrate your accredited status you can use the NLA Accredited Logo. This is available by contacting bookings@landlords.org.uk 

Is NLA accreditation recognised by my local authority?

The NLA is working with numerous councils across the UK to assist us to deliver a National approach to accreditation.  Accreditation is vital to councils for a number of reasons and all of the local authorities that we have spoken to applaud the idea of a national scheme.  If you have contacts at your council please let them know what you are doing in terms of this scheme. Many councils will offer incentives to accredited landlords.  We are delighted to announce the launch of the National Register of Accredited Landlords. Tenants and council officers can now check whether a landlord is “accredited” no matter which scheme they belong to.  This is a FREE tool for all to use.  

Can I have more than one CPD log on the library?

Membership and the log in details are for one individual person and therefore the CPD log can only be used to record one person’s activity.  Whilst the library is also used as a reference tool and more than one person may access it for this, for the purposes of NLA accreditation the CPD log can only record one person’s accreditation details.

Multiple Account Control

Your linked accounts can also become accredited with us! If your membership level with us is either FAMILY or BUSINESS then you can create some additional membership accounts at no additional cost. If you hold FAMILY membership with us then you may want to add your partner or others to your membership. FAMILY membership will allow you to add up to TWO additional users to the membership which you as the main account holder pay for. If you hold BUSINESS membership then you may want to add your employees or others to your membership. BUSINESS membership will allow you to add up to FOUR additional users to the membership which you as the main account holder pay for. As the main account holder only you can control adding and deleting the additional accounts. http://www.landlords.org.uk/multiple-account-control