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Ealing has the highest number of accredited landlords in London

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Ealing Council

Ealing has more accredited landlords and managing agents than any other borough in London, new figures show (as of January 2019).

1,218 Ealing landlords and agents have achieved accredited status with the London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS), which recognises property professionals who have the skills needed to properly manage their rental homes. The number of LLAS-accredited landlords in Ealing has shot up by 45% in the last two years and is well above the London average.

Joining Ealing at the top of the landlord accreditation league table are:

  • 2nd place: Lambeth (1,130)
  • 3rd place: Camden (1,118)
  • 4th place: Redbridge (998)
  • 5th place: Hackney (991)

Meanwhile languishing at the bottom of the accreditation league table are:

  • 29th place: Kingston (482)
  • 30th place: Bexley (428)
  • 31st place: Merton (377)
  • 32nd place: Bromley: (371)
  • 33rd place: Corporation of London (311)

London Property Licensing is encouraging those boroughs with the fewest accredited landlords to do more to promote accreditation, to help drive up the quality and management of properties in the private rented sector.
 
Established in 2004, the LLAS requires landlords to go on a one-day course where they learn about the significant issues they could encounter in their rental business. In addition to training and development, accredited landlords are entitled to various benefits, with some boroughs offering licence fee discounts. Ealing is one of the councils that offer accredited landlords a discounted licence application fee.

Councillor Joanna Camadoo, Ealing Council’s lead member for community safety and inclusion said:

This is great news for Ealing. The overwhelming majority of landlords in Ealing are decent, law-abiding people who play a hugely important role in the local housing market. Proper accreditation is an important tool in the continuing drive to improve standards in the private rented sector.

We will not tolerate any landlord or managing agent who causes misery for tenants and puts them at risk. We will continue to root out the tiny minority of unscrupulous landlords who give the rest of their profession a bad name.

Peter Littlewood from iHowz, LLAS trainer and Steering Group member commented:

'When I train at a Local Authority the more successful courses are those where the Authority has taken an active interest in Accreditation, and have told landlords they must attend the training. Frequently I see landlords who don't want be there, and always they enjoy the course and will always learn something; no matter how experienced they are.

"I urge all Local Authorities to get involved.  Did you know that LLAS are willing to mount a course for any Local Authority staff Free Of Charge. All they have to do is supply the venue and the attendees. Take advantage of this offer".

Dave Princep, Chair of LLAS & ATLAS added:

There are currently many challenges facing the PRS from several directions - local, national, legal and economic. Changes are in the air and LLAS & ATLAS and its partners are playing an important part in ensuring landlords and agents are aware of them and stay up to date with their impact.

The continuing success and growth of the LLAS & ATLAS demonstrates that there is a huge demand for both the impartial and trustworthy information our members receive and to provide recognition of good landlords and agents.

I am delighted to be taking part in this year’s Conference and Award event on 29 March 2019 and being able to acknowledge those members who have provided outstanding service to tenants and helped raise standards in the private rented sector”.

The London Landlord Accreditation Scheme are holding their flagship conference and awards ceremony in central London on Fri 29 March 2019 and further information can be found here.

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