NALS (The National Letting Scheme), the Government backed accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents operating in the private rented sector has welcomed the National Landlords Association (NLA) to its Board of Directors.
The NLA protects and promotes the interests of private sector, residential, landlords throughout the UK and is by far the largest landlord association.
David Salusbury, Chairman at the NLA, said:
“The industry is going through a period of extreme change and the invitation to join the Board at NALS makes perfect strategic sense. NALS has a pivotal role in the sector when it comes to encouraging best practice for lettings agents and ensuring the protection of landlords and tenants. We are keen to align ourselves with professional independent organisations of this stature and ensure the industry is fully represented in this period.”
Both the NLA and NALS are focused on raising standards within the sector and as a result share common goals and aims.
Caroline Pickering, Chair of the National Approved Letting Scheme said:
“We are wholly supportive of the work the NLA does and are delighted to have David and the NLA on the Board. It is vitally important to us that the consumer is protected in the private rented sector whether letting or renting and in enlarging the expertise on our Board we can increase the scope and reach of NALS to the benefit of all.”
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
The National Letting Scheme Board comprises:
Caroline Pickering (Chair), representatives from Communities and Local Government (CLG), RICS, ARLA, NAEA as well as the British Property Federation, the National Landlords Association, the Guild of Letting and Management and Sanctuary Shaftesbury Housing.