North Tyneside Council joins forces with NLA

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In an effort to raise the standards of the private rental sector, North Tyneside Council and the National Landlords Association have joined forces to provide landlords in the sector with greater support in an attempt to raise the standards of private rented property in the borough.

The partnership will encourage landlords to register and become accredited members of the NLA by offering benefits and incentives worth up to £300 per year.  The incentive package includes discounts on HMO and discretionary licences, access to commercial waste disposal facilities, and free tenant referencing checks.

Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, said: “This is a great new partnership that will give landlords the opportunity to continue their professional development, and gain accreditation, while also supporting our aim of raising the standard of private rented accommodation in North Tyneside.”

Landlords who take advantage of the benefits from membership with the NLA will have access to the trade body’s Telephone Advice Line and best practice tenancy agreements.

Richard Lambert, chief executive officer at the NLA, commented on the partnership: “The NLA is leading the way in establishing working relationships between landlords and local authorities that are willing to work in collaboration to improve standards in the private rented sector.

“This unique partnership with North Tyneside Council represents a major step forward and we hope it will serve as a blueprint for how the NLA can work with other councils across England in the future.

“We’re delighted that North Tyneside Council is working with us to open up a whole raft of benefits, as well as educational and developmental resources that will work to ensure a more professional sector – not just for renters, but for everyone involved.”

A private landlords’ forum is being held at North Tyneside Council’s offices on Thursday 6th April to provide more information to local landlords.

Full article available on LandlordTODAY: https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2017/3/council-hopes-to-improve-standards-in-prs-by-giving-landlords-greater-support

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