Some of the key benefits of being a member of the National Landlords Association are set to be available free of charge. The documents available include various section notices, referencing letters and perhaps most importantly tenancy agreements.
The scheme has been put forward to raise awareness of the NLA with the aim of increasing its muscle-power in the market as well as acting as a tool to encourage people to take part in their regular training courses. However, there is a worry that membership would actually fall, with many of themembers now accessing all they need via the ‘free’ section. There are currently circa 20,000 members within the NLA.
NLA chairman, David Salusbury gave the following “Letting property is a big responsibility: landlords are dealing with people’s homes, a whole raft of housing legislation and day to day maintenance. It is essential that they know what they are doing before they dive in and that they comply with the law and best practice once they do.
“Offering landlords in the UK access to best practice tenancy agreements and other necessary forms is a great way for a landlord to begin to run their businesses properly.”
Huddersfield letting agent owner William Taylor (of Martin & Co Huddersfield Letting Agents / Property Management Huddersfield) said "it's great to see information now readily available, however I do feel that the majority of landlords would benefit from employing a professional agent."