Renting a residential property is much easier and safer since the Housing Act 1988 and the implementation of the 1996 amendments.

However, renting a property is often a big commitment and it is therefore important to have some guidelines and general advice on what to do and what not to do to make your tenancy as successful as possible.

Ensure the landlord or agent you rent from is a member of NLA or UKALA and subscribes to our Code of Practice - then you can be confident your rental will be professionally managed.

Guide to Renting

The NLA seeks to promote good relations between landlords, agents and tenants by ensuring a good standard of service to you as a tenant.

There are things you can do aid this process: 

View our guide

The National Register of Accredited Landlords

Our National Register of Accredited Landlords will also tell you whether or not your Landlord has completed the necessary development required to become accredited with either the NLA or one of the other major approved accreditation schemes.

Click here to check

To find out more about NLA Accreditation and it's requirements click here

Landlords: for information about registering an accreditation click here

Find My Local Agent

UKALA letting agents are recommended by the National Landlords Association.  

All members abide by a professional Code of Practice and offer tenants and landlords peace of mind through Client Money Protection and access to independent redress.

Search for a UKALA Agent

Is Your Landlord a Member?

All NLA FULL members are issued with a membership ID card.

If your landlord claims to be a FULL member of the National Landlords Association - but cannot present their membership card - you can still verify membership by asking for their name and membership number. If they cannot give this to you, they are NOT a full member

Similarly Non-member NLA Landlord Associates can also be verified using the same procedure, click here to learn about NLA Landlord Associates.

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