Improving private housing
Advice on tenancy related matters is available from the Housing Advice Centre.
Advice on housing standards is available from Private Sector Housing by calling 020 8871 6171.
Landlords may also wish to visit the London Private Sector Housing Partnership for more detailed advice and information about the annual London Landlords' Day.
London Landlord Accreditation Scheme - get details on how to become an accredited landlord and become eligible for grant aid of up to £5,000. The scheme is proving increasingly popular and involves a one day training course for which there is a modest charge. At the moment, due to high demand, enquiries for landlord grants have been suspended. These were previously available to accredited landlords and will be reinstated when the budget permits.
LACORS has produced a Landlord Development Guide which provides details about aspects of the law related to renting and letting property.
LACORS has also produced a short leaflet for those who are thinking about renting out their home for the first time. It provides brief details of the major pitfalls to avoid and can found in the related downloads area.
National Landlords' Association