Landlord Accreditation sets out to reward and provide incentives for landlords who manage properties to a good standard, and who demonstrate respect and responsibility towards their tenants. Anyone who is a ‘good’ landlord can become accredited.
Why would I want to be accredited?
Apart from the recognition of being a ‘good’ landlord, responsible tenants are more likely to want to rent properties from landlords who can demonstrate good practice. Furthermore, the council has a number of incentives to encourage landlords to be accredited, and will continue to develop these.
What are the incentives?
Landlords who successfully complete the London landlord Accreditation Scheme training are more likely to be entitled to grants that are available for landlords subject to funding.
Accredited landlords will be able to get discounts from builders merchants, insurance companies, fire safety equipment, have access to specialist training and officers and will be used regularly in consulting on policy.
The council has a dedicated landlord development officer, who will be able to provide details of any available incentives. They will help accredited landlords with advice and access to council officers should problems arise.
The landlord development officer will work on expanding the incentives available in partnership with landlords. This work will be done through the landlord accreditation sub-group of Lambeth's private sector housing forum.
If you want to find out more about what is available for landlords locally, please contact:
Landlord Development Officer
2-7 Town Hall Parade
Who can become accredited?
As mentioned, anyone who is a ‘good’ landlord can become accredited. However, if you are a ‘poor’ landlord, who has sub-standard accommodation, who harasses his/her tenants and withholds deposits without reason, then we wouldn’t want you to become accredited. The council can focus its enforcement activities on these types of landlords.
If you want to book yourself onto this training please contact Lettings First on 020 7926 2980. If you want to find out more about HMO licensing please contact the private sector housing unit at the address at the top of this page
Where can I get more information?
For more details about landlord accreditation, or training available for landlords, please contact the London landlord accreditation scheme (LLAS) at:
London Landlord Accreditation Scheme
Camden Town Hall Extension
London WC1H 8EQ
Phone: 020 7974 1970
Alternatively, information on developments relating to landlord accreditation nationally, including best practice and the annual conference, can be found through the Accreditation Network UK.