The National Landlords Association (NLA) is encouraging landlords in Ashfield to become accredited to take advantage of discounted property licensing fees.
From May 1, landlords in Ashfield will require a licence for every property they let, or they could be subject to a £20,000 fine.
The scheme, which is being introduced in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Stanton Hill, has been set up to tackle problems identified by the Council as poor quality of rented properties, poorly behaved tenants and anti-social behaviour.
However, landlords will receive a £100 discount when applying for licences, so long as they are accredited with an appropriate body.* The full cost of a licence per property is £350 and is valid for five years.
To become accredited with the NLA, landlords can either attend a one-day course or complete the training online. Benefits of NLA accreditation include:
- Access and discounts on NLA Services
- A mark of quality, providing greater advertising potential
- Free advertising with local authorities and on the NLA’s National Register of Accredited Landlords
Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, said:
“With only one month to go, it’s important that landlords in the Ashfield area take advantage of these discounts before it’s too late.
“By becoming accredited, landlords will be able to make considerable savings when applying for the licences, and learn and develop valuable skills and knowledge in the process.
“We believe that education and accreditation enable landlords to maintain a profitable and successful letting business and are vital to improving standards in property management.”
The NLA regularly hold Foundation Courses to assist new and experienced landlords in the lettings industry, providing the knowledge required to become accredited.
For a full list of upcoming NLA Foundation courses please visit the website here.
For more information about the NLA please visit the website.
*Accreditation and landlord training are offered by organisations such as the NLA, DASH, EMPO, and ARLA.