In a speech on ‘Delivering excellence in the private-rented sector’ Carolyn Uphill, deputy chairman of the NLA, outlined the Association’s “Vision for Accreditation”.
Uphill said: “We believe that NLA membership should be synonymous with landlord professionalism and accreditation is a significant factor in helping us achieve this.
“To have all our members accredited is an ambitious target but realistic in the lead time provided.
“By demonstrating a level of competence represented by NLA accreditation, NLA members will be able to set themselves apart through evidence of their commitment to quality and standards.
“We all need to work together as an industry to improve the reputation of our sector and NLA members can play an important role through leading by example.”
NLA accreditation will require landlords to complete the NLA foundation course and maintain their knowledge via continued professional development.
Attending landlord meetings and conferences, additional landlord development courses and reading NLA literature all contribute to CPD.