The National Approved letting Scheme (NALS) welcomes the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) committee report, which revealed Britain, requires 50,000 additional rented homes annually, above the present stock.
The report’s findings and recommendations are supported by the NALS who would like to see further regulation of letting agents through best practice accreditation. With increased Local Authority involvement, the NALS suggests the consumer’s rental experience, will be both ensured and enhanced.
Ms Caroline Pickering, NALS chair said,
“The NALS accreditation scheme is recognised and supported by the government and backed by key organisations within the private rented sector, and provides –what we believe to be- the answer to the challenge of ensuring that clearly defined management standards are provided to landlords and tenants by lettings and management agents.
“By encouraging streamlined working partnerships between Local Authorities, landlords and agents, we can improve and maintain the property management standards of those in rented accommodation with the minimum of bureaucracy being introduced.”
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