London Rental Standard comes to an end
The London Rental Standard, was launched by the previous Mayor of London in May 2014, to set the standard in London rental properties. The LRS, a voluntary set of standards that the London Mayor expects from landlords, managing and letting agents operating in London’s private rented sector.
The NLA was proud to support the Mayor’s vision of accrediting landlords in London and has worked closely with the Mayor’s office in developing the London Rental Standard (LRS) which we hope will continue to drive improvements in property standards in the capital.
The Mayor Sadiq Khan, has formally announced that the London Rental Standard - the pan-London accreditation badge, is to be discontinued with immediate effect. Whilst expressing his continued support for accreditation, he has outlined plans to shift focus away from promoting London-wide accreditation for landlords and letting agents and towards supporting authorities to effectively enforce against landlords and letting agents who fail to meet their obligations.
Accredited landlords and letting agents in London will need to stop displaying the London Rental Standard badge by 26 July 2017, but are encouraged to continue to promote their accredited status as a mark of their commitment to professional standards. Importantly, The Mayor of London's announcement has NO impact on NLA or UKALA's accreditation schemes or the value of industry specific training. NLA Accreditation is, and remains, a mark of quality recognised UK wide.
The NLA provides access to a range of exclusive discounts and benefits to its accredited members.
For details on NLA membership benefits click here and for details on NLA Accreditation Scheme click here. As an accredited landlord you can choose to appear in our National Register of Accredited Landlords.