The National Residential Landlords Association has entered into partnership with a tech company to assist landlords with regulatory compliance.
This partnership will offer all the NRLA’s 90,000 plus members access to what the association calls “instant and accurate licensing information” from geospatial tech firm Kamma.
This service also means that the NRLA’s advice line team can conduct a postcode search to inform landlords whether there are particular licensing requirements in their area.
Also, Kamma’s licensing application service will significantly reduce the amount of time NRLA members typically spend gathering information and background for local authority licence applications.
With recent research by both Kamma and the NRLA revealing an upsurge in enforcement and average landlord fines of £3,929 - as well as the uneven application of licensing rules across England and Wales - this partnership will help landlords to get to grips with their obligations, says the association.
Kamma chief executive Orla Shields comments: “We know that a significant proportion of non-compliance is due to the difficulty of well-intentioned landlords not knowing what laws apply to their local area. Kamma’s partnership with the NRLA can help more landlords comply with local regulations and help make sure council enforcement resources are focused on the real rogue landlords that damage both the reputation of the sector and tenant welfare.”
And NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle adds: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Kamma, which will give our members in England and Wales the ability to navigate the all-too complex world of licensing, by providing cutting-edge guidance in a convenient, easy-to-access way as part of their NRLA membership.”
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