Private landlords are to be offered a ‘one-stop shop’ for all their renting safety needs after NRLA purchased the Safe2 service.
Safe2 is a provider of all forms of property safety certification, ensuring gas, electrical safety and energy performance certificates are up-to-date.
It can also provide a quote for remedial work, and will re-test the relevant system free of charge.
Aside from these benefits, NRLA members will also be entitled to a 5% discount when using any of Safe2’s services.
The NRLA has also launched an online property management tool, ‘Portfolio’. The digital platform, which is free for all NRLA members, will provide landlords with a single place to manage all aspects of a tenancy.
Portfolio’s functionality means users can create tenancy agreements, organise property viewings, manage all communications with tenants, and ensure they are complying with legal obligations.
The platform also gives landlords easy access to the NRLA’s advice services. Likewise, members will be able to use the information on Portfolio to advertise rooms and properties to let on Rightmove and Zoopla.
Ben Beadle, CEO at NRLA (main picture), says: “The vast majority of landlords already provide safe and decent housing.
“But with major reforms to the sector on the way, we want to make it easier for landlords to meet all their legal obligations, manage their properties and provide the best service possible to their tenants,” he says.
“The investment being made by the NRLA in new technologies and digital services will help us to achieve these objectives.”
Today’s announcement is a great step forward.”
James Kent, MD at Safe2, says: “Safe2 has already been partnering with the NRLA, and today’s announcement is a great step forward.
“It demonstrates the NRLA’s commitment to giving landlords all the tools they need to ensure the properties they rent remain safe.”