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We have pulled together a range of useful advice and links to make it easier for you to find the information you need.

Housing standards

A landlord has a duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of any tenants. Properties should meet certain standards and you should keep records of works carried out to the property and any correspondence with the tenants.

See the Housing Standards pages for more information.

Landlord Accreditation Scheme

The National Landlords Association (NLA) runs a national accreditation scheme to help landlords improve their knowledge of the sector and comply with best practice. NLA members can complete the course online free of charge. Alternatively landlords can attend a one-day course, for which there is a charge. The scheme is open to both NLA members and non-members. Visit the NLA’s website for further details about the scheme.

Landlords' Forum

Go to the Landlords' Forum page for information about the forum.

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)

Go to the HMO page to find out more.


You must follow certain procedures to evict your tenants which will depend on the tenancy agreement and its terms. You can find detailed information on the different procedures on the Evicting Tenants page of GOV.UK.

GOV.UK: Harassment and Illegal Evictions

Shelter: Eviction

Tenancy Deposit Schemes

If you accept a deposit from a tenant, then you must place the deposit in one of the government-approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes.  You can find more information about these and how they work on the GOV.UK website.