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  • Buy-to-Let

    2 levels of landlord association membership?

    That's appalling that they're not giving any kind of discount to landlords that have been through a comprehensive training scheme and ongoing updating of that training) which is what nla accreditation is)

    I don't think there is any need for the nla to up their game in this respect - but local authorities need to understand the difference between membership and accreditation, and treat both accordingly.
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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.

    Owen can I ask you to questions

    when the NLA carry out accreditation

    1 Are vetting checks carried out ie is ID shown and are CRB checks done and checked 

    2 Do the NLA take the time to gather  a list of properties owned by the Landlord and do they pass this on to a Council

    Accreditation is good but it needs to be stronger  and the information should be shared with the Councils

    Its no good having education if the NLA cant check the background

    the fact is NLA membership has been used to gain discounts and the members have turned out to be poor landlords

    The NLA do need to up there game if there membership is being awarded to the wrong folk

    and then that effects all us members


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    Membership and accreditation are separate. 

    Nla accreditation is about the landlord not the property.  have to complete a training course,  I think you can do it in person as well as online.
    I did it online, have to work through a (quite large) number of training modules and complete (and pass) a test at the end of each module.
    (about 8 hours reading and testing or thereabouts) 
    From time to time I recollect new modules being introduced and having to do those.

    Once accreditation gained have to keep it up by doing ongoing updates, which in practice means going to a local nla meeting once a year to hear all about legislation updates - plus reading the magazine with industry updates every quarter.

    Can't remember about identity checks since it was a long time ago when I did it.
    Don't list the properties since its about accrediting the person.
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    See you have outlined the problem with Landlord accreditation

    Its very good that you have it so well done 

    But it means nothing in regard to enforcement 

    The Council are looking for background checks CRB ect 

    The NLA Accreditation is not giving that giving Councils that information of the houses you own and manage 

    With the greatest respect you could be a criminal who is hiding behind the NLA membership which I am sure your not

    You know the rules but that alone wont be enough for the Council in Newcastle You would still have to prove your a fit and proper person

    The Current NLA accreditation means nothing in real terms to anyone else apart from you and I would imagine most tenants would not even know what we are talking about






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    Thanet district council in their original proposal said there would be substantial discounts for accredited landlords, so i became accredited, the organisation in question only ever contacted me to sell a course or promote a product, no general info or support whatsoever.
    Despite it being from the council website they tried to claim i’d used a non approved organisation. They took 3 months to accept i was accredited ( but wrote to me a year later asking if i had considered being accredited) the only benefit was the mythical discount, i have 8 flats in the designation, bad enough when the discount was announced at £50 and salt in wound in that as they issued me a buildings licence  ( i have w blocks of 4) i only got £100 in total, absolutely no point being accredited.

    I’m in the rla and feel the membership fee is very reasonable for the services they offer. Jon Stewart is well worth talking to in respect of licensing schemes.
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    I have too joined RLA  too they have done a lot of work in Newcastle so my support is with them

    I have been a NLA member for a very long time ?? But I am thinking of letting my membership lapse next year

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    "research showed on the old Selective Licence that discounts were awarded to Rouge landlords who joined the NLA only to get a discount"

    I'd love to hear NLA's thoughts on this. You'd presume landlords in full knowledge of the PRS via NLA website would be better landlords.

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    The NLA were not at the meeting last night

    and if they had been there they would have been very upset indeed

    But I think the Council are right anyone could become a member and they could get discounts

    They need to up there game and have some form of accreditation that has some form of CRB checks and lists of property the Landlords own and that list should be given to the council so they know who has been checked and who has not 

    This brings the NLA into disrepute and its will effect all members

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    Rent Smart Wales has been up and running for a while, so I'm sure it won't be long before Rent Smart England is introduced
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    I think a Licence will come to us all one way or another

    I just think we should jump before we are pushed

    better to lead than follow

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