The National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS) has welcomed the merger between the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the National Federation of Residential Landlords (NFRL), which as of Tuesday 8th July has now become the largest representative body for landlords with over 20,000 members in the UK.
Pooling both sets of resources will benefit landlords by providing a wider network of support, products and services in conjunction with strengthening local landlord networks.
Caroline Pickering, Chair of NALS, explains why NALS supports the merger between these associations:
“Following the recent hive of activity in the private rented sector with the Carsberg and Rugg Reviews, this merger signifies another positive development for the consumer.
Both NALS and its board member the NLA, share a common goal in wanting to raise the standards of the private rented sector.
This merger will generate a unified body of landlords, and it is clear that the support an organisation such as the NLA can provide in terms of training and advice, can only be in the best interests of landlords and ultimately tenants who deal with NLA members.
It will further raise agents’ standards and provide even more confidence for consumers. We look forward to continuing to work with the newly constituted NLA.”
NALS is backed by the Government and the professional bodies in the lettings sector. NALS offers a reliable benchmark for landlords and tenants to compare the standards of service they receive from residential letting agents. All accredited firms commit to providing clearly defined levels of customer service, have client money protection cover, maintain professional indemnity insurance and operate a customer complaints procedure. For more information visit www.nalscheme.co.uk