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.
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.
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