What is Accreditation for Landlords and Letting Agents?
Landlords who let residential property in the private rented sector and letting agents who act on their behalf can be regarded as ‘bad agents’ or ‘rogue landlords’ just because of a small minority. In reality, the vast majority of landlords and letting agents do a fantastic job and provide quality accommodation for their tenants. Accreditation is for these people doing a fantastic job!
Becoming Accredited Is Easy
Complete our quick and simple registration form and we will carry out some basic “fit and proper” checks whilst you are completing the development course.
Complete the development course and small test either on-line from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office or, face-to-face alongside like-minded landlords and letting agents. If your already accredited, passport for free.
Once you have successfully completed the development course, you get all the benefits of accreditation including the ability to display the badge and tell the world!
Benefits Of Being Accredited
Be publicly recognised for being a good landlord and agent. We’re tired of hearing the term “rogue landlord” or “rogue agent” and accreditation gives you the opportunity to stand out from the rest.
Discounted Buildings Insurance
Get discounted buildings insurance rates through the dedicated policy of the Guild of Residential Landlords.
Discounted Deposit Protection
Landlords get discounted deposit protection rates through the Deposit Protection Service insurance based scheme (meaning you can retain the deposit money in your own account).
Free Legal Updates
Free (optional) access to the email notifications of new articles by the Guild of Residential Landlords. Choose from regular or only the few more important articles.
Use the PRSAS Logo
Have complete use of the PRSAS logo to show off you are accredited. We have several options to suit landlords and agents.
Landlords get a 50% discounted rate for advertising through upad.co.uk who will advertise your property to rent on all the big names such as Rightmove and Zoopla.
Dedicated Members Area
Make use of our dedicated members area where you can access the development course, mange your continuous professional development and obtain discount codes and links.
Tenants are more and more savvy and don’t just want quality accommodation but also quality landlords and agents who offer quality service. Being accredited sets you apart from other landlords or agents who are not doing as good a job as you.
At first signup, discounts to joining the Guild of Residential Landlords are offered. For landlords or small agents, £30.00 (normally £80.00). Larger agents with 3 or more staff £60.00 (normally £120.00) for one years subscription. Thereafter, the £80.00 rate is reduced to £70.00 each renewal.
Some local authorities (but not all so please check) offer discounts and incentives for accredited members. These include discounted HMO licensing fees, dedicated point of contact, parking permits, free waste disposal and pre-action correspondence.
We are considering the development of a product to help with the Immigration Act 2014 ID checking requirements. If this happens accredited members will get a discounted rate.
The Guild of Residential Landlords has been established for over 30 years (known as Guild from 2000) and operates nationally. The brand is aimed at providing top class service and accurate legal advice on all matters relating to landlord and tenant law.
Training for Professionals exclusively provide the training for the highly successful Welsh Landlords Accreditation Scheme and also provides training to the London Landlords Accreditation Scheme. PRSAS is therefore well suited to running an accreditation scheme with years of experience.
The combination of the Guild operating as a national organisation offering help and advice to landlords and TFP providing training courses including webinars on a national basis makes the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme the prime accreditation model for England.
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We have produced a helpful landlord handbook which is available for free for anyone who signs up to our weekly digest of articles posted by the Guild of Residential Landlords. Please note some articles may require a Guild subscription to fully access.
The handbook was originally developed for England and Wales jointly but as legislation changes between the two, this handbook has been especially adapted for England only.
The content of the book is the same content as the online development course for landlords which is the training module for the landlord accreditation. Therefore, reading the book before completing the course might be helpful to some.