Landlords

Landlord accreditation scheme

If you let or manage property in Hackney, give tenants confidence that you are a good landlord or agent by joining the  London Landlord Accreditation Scheme (LLAS). The LLAS is administered by Camden Council on behalf of all 33 of London's local authorities and is the largest accreditation scheme in the country.

It is suitable for anyone involved in letting out property - from a new landlord with one property to an agent working on behalf of hundreds of landlords.

Training is provided on everything from tenancy agreements to legislation and draws on local authority experience and expertise to deliver advice and support to London's landlords and agents. 

Being accredited by LLAS also means you meet the London Rental Standard - a voluntary set of minimum standards that the Mayor of London expects landlords and managing and letting agents operating in the private rented sector to meet.

Accreditation allows you to use the LLAS and London Rental Standard badges, showing tenants that you are recognised as a good landlord or agent. 

Be part of the UK's largest accreditation scheme and join thousands of others who are setting the standard for private renting in London. 

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) and HMO licensing

Landlords wishing to enquire about houses in multiple occupation (HMO) and HMO licensing, please visit our Houses in Multiple Occupation page. Landlords can also find out about grants for improving their properties and making them more energy efficient

Right to rent immigration checks - what the Council expects

The Government has introduced a duty for landlords and their agents to check the immigration status of adult occupiers of private rental properties. The Council has published its expectations of how landlords should carry out these checks consistently and fairly to avoid discrimination.

Hackney Landlord newsletter

Hackney Landlord is a new regular update for private landlords in the borough to keep informed on changes in regulations that affect your responsibilities and find out about the help and support available to you as a private landlord.

To sign up for the newsletter, please email: pprivatesectorhousing@hackney.gov.uk.

Landlords' forum 

The landlords' forum provides an opportunity for landlords to meet on a quarterly basis with the Council.

The forum's basic aims are:

  • to promote good quality accommodation in the borough
  • to provide an effective arena for landlords and tenants to share their experiences of letting accommodation with each other and with the Council
  • to increase awareness of changes in legislation and procedures
  • to allow the council to consult landlords on new policies
  • to encourage good practice  

If you're an accredited landlord with the LLAS, attending the forum will earn you CPD points. Please make sure you submit your organisation's name and membership reference number. Your certificates will be issued to you on the day.

Refreshments and lunch are also provided.

Dates 

TBC.

Landlord Direct

Landlord Direct is a service that provides landlords with access to the following:

  • a list of your current and past tenants that have claimed housing benefit
  • a summary of details relating to your tenants claim
  • next payment details for each of your tenants
  • previous payment details for each of your tenants
  • details of any invoices for each of your tenants  

National Landlords Association

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is the leading independent national organisation for private residential landlords.

  • a unified voice for private landlords throughout the UK
  • from large portfolio landlords to single-bedroom flats
  • promoting and protecting members' interests to national and local government

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