Today the final stage has been completed in the name change of our accreditation scheme to the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme (from the National Landlord Accreditation Scheme). Nothing else regarding the accreditation scheme has changed.

There were a number of reasons for this name change but in particular, as the name contained the word “landlord” we’ve been worried for a long time that this might put some agents off from joining. The figures show that it doesn’t seem to matter but nonetheless it was a worry.

Also, we are still young into this this very fast growing scheme and so if we were going to change the name, now is the time to do this. Also, with there being a series of bank holidays at the moment, it’s given us a little extra time with a quiet phone to get things moved over and links changed.

Another reason was that our previous initials were very close to another accreditation scheme and if we are being honest, because we believe our scheme and it’s offerings are far superior we don’t really want to be “accidentally” associated with other schemes.

The Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme is clean and crisp and does everything it says. Also, the initials (PRSAS) are quite easy to remember and distinguishable from others too.

We apologies if this causes a little confusion at first but hopefully it shouldn’t take too long to adjust!

Any logos or references to the old name are still fine as long as people can refer to the new name as soon as possible please.