London,
10
July
2015
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14:19
Europe/London

Ten years of improving conditions for private renters

On Friday 10 July the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS) celebrated its tenth year at an event in Camden, attended by representatives from boroughs across London.

The LLAS was founded in Camden, and is a partnership between all 33 London boroughs - working together to recognise good landlords and improve living conditions for people renting privately.

There are currently more than 13,000 accredited landlords on the scheme, who enjoy benefits including access to training and professional development, as well as industry networking opportunities. For tenants, the scheme provides the reassurance of knowing that accredited landlords will adhere to a code of conduct and fulfil the fit and proper person requirement.

As the proportion of Londoners living in privately rented accommodation increases, LLAS has set itself a new challenge - to make LLAS accreditation standard practice for landlords.

Councillor Patricia Callaghan, Camden Council's Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

"Improving conditions for residents who rent privately is a key priority for Camden. LLAS has done excellent work over the past ten years - encouraging thousands of landlords to become accredited and improve living conditions for tenants.

"We’d like see the number of landlords that are accredited increase significantly, so that residents who rent privately can be confident that they will be dealt with in a fair way."

More information:

To join the scheme, or find out whether your landlord is accredited, go to:

londonlandlords.org.uk