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Renting a residential property is much easier and safer since the Housing Act 1988 and the implementation of the 1996 amendments.

Although it may be easier, renting a property is still a big commitment. With various rules and regulations in place, it is important to have some guidelines and general advice on how to manage your tenancy successfully.

Check your landlord before signing a tenancy agreement - if your landlord or letting agent is an NLA or UKALA member, you can be certain they follow our professional Code of Practice and will manage your rental agreement professionally.

Guide to Renting

The NLA seeks to promote good relations between landlords, agents and tenants by ensuring a good standard of service to you as a tenant.

You can be part of this process by doing the following:

Because it is in our interest to provide tenants and landlords alike with the relevant resources for a good tenant-landlord relationship, we have created a handy guide to cover all the main components of your tenancy.

View our guide

The National Register of Accredited Landlords

Our National Register of Accredited Landlords will help you check your landlord, and tell you whether they have completed the necessary development required to become accredited with either the NLA or one of the other approved accreditation schemes.

Click here to check

To find out more about NLA Accreditation and it's requirements click here

Landlords: for information about registering an accreditation click here