The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has launched two new initiatives that will help members manage their properties better and also be compliant with the myriad red tape now criss-crossing the sector.
The initiative follows the NRLA’s acquisition of Safe2, a property safety certification business, and the launch of its own property management platform, Portfolio.
Safe2 provides landlords with a single platform to ensure gas, electrical safety and energy performance certificates are up to date, and NRLA members will get a 5% discount when using the service.
Portfolio is an online property management tool which is free for all members designed to make the lettings process more efficient by providing landlords with a single place to manage all aspects of a tenancy.
This includes creating tenancy agreements, organising property viewings, managing communications with tenants, and ensuring landlords are compliant with their legal obligations.
As well as offering a single way to access all the NRLAs range of services, landords will be able to use Portfolio to advertise rooms and properties to let on Rightmove and Zoopla.
“The vast majority of landlords already provide safe and decent housing.,” says Ben Beadle (pictured), Chief Executive of the NRLA.
“But with major reforms to the sector on the way, we want to make it easier for landlords to meet all their legal obligations, manage their properties and provide the best service possible to their tenants.
“The investment being made by the NRLA in new technologies and digital services will help us to achieve these objectives.”
James Kent, MD of Safe2, adds: “Today’s announcement is a great step forward and demonstrates the NRLA’s commitment to giving landlords all the tools they need to ensure the properties they rent remain safe.”