Landlords - why you should sign up

The London Rental Standard sets new standards in the private rented sector and helps Londoners rent with confidence.

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Who has joined the London Rental Standard so far?

  • 14,139 landlords
  • 307 letting and managing agent firms
  • At least 114,800 homes are now managed by a London Rental Standard agent (estimated number of properties managed by accredited ARLA and NALS members)

Last updated: 13/03/2015

Why you should sign up

Accredited landlords can enjoy peace of mind that they’re complying with the law and offering a good service to their tenants.

Watch landlords and agents talk about the advantages of the London Rental Standard:

Getting accredited

To join the scheme, simply choose a London Rental Standard provider below, and sign up for a one-day course to learn about renting out property. Courses cost £80-£125, while RLA and NLA members can take advantage of discounted or free courses on-line. It’s useful training, even for experienced landlords. You must take the course once every five years to stay accredited.

You’ll also need to sign a code of practice and declare you’re a ‘fit and proper person’. Find an approved London Rental Standard provider for landlords.

Saving you money with Endsleigh and mydeposits

We’re working with Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited and mydeposits, the tenancy deposit scheme, because being a good landlord shouldn’t mean you’re out of pocket.

Accredited landlords who take out buildings insurance with Endsleigh get free 24 hour home emergency cover, covering up to £500, which would normally cost £59.50. This includes call out charges, labour, parts and materials for emergency repairs. The emergency home cover includes central heating failure in winter, burst pipes, flooding and repairs after break-ins, plus alternative accommodation for your tenants if the property is uninhabitable. Register your details with Endsleigh (terms and conditions apply).

Accredited landlords receive discounts with deposit protection scheme, mydeposits. The one-off joining fee’s just £5, instead of the standard £14.40. mydeposits are also offering LRS landlords a 30 per cent discount on every deposit they protect. That makes this is the cheapest way to hold the deposit whilst meeting your legal obligations.

Deposit Value

Mydeposits protection fee
for LRS landlords

Standard mydeposits protection fee

Up to £500

£12.60

£18

Over £500

£16.80

£24

To find out more about either of these offers, visit the Endsleigh website and mydeposits website.

Find an approved London Rental Standard provider for landlords.

Once you have completed your accreditation you’ll receive the London Rental Standard badge, and an accreditation number. You can then claim the offer from Endsleigh. To claim your discounted mydeposits membership fee you will need to use a special LRS promoter code issued by mydeposits. Get your promoter code from the mydeposits website.

Working together with Easyroommate

The Mayor of London has also partnered with Easyroommate to promote the London Rental Standard and accreditation across London’s rental properties.
 
Easyroommate provides a service which matches potential tenants with landlords who are advertising rooms in flat and houseshares. With access to over 63,000 landlords in London, Easyroommate will promote accreditation to its customers as well as raising public awareness of the London Rental Standard – helping to ensure that Londoners have a better renting experience.
 

 

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