What's in it for landlords?
Landlords join the scheme on a voluntary basis. Many play an important role in the governance of the Code through the Landlords Forum.
Being able to badge themselves as a Code member signals that landlords meet a set of professional standards which gives them a competitive edge. Conversely, over time, as accreditation expands, not being a member or not meeting the Code's standards is a commercial disadvantage. For sound business reasons then landlords want to be Code members.
They also like the certainty that a fixed frame of reference gives them in terms of contractual issues, repair timescales, deposit arrangements etc – being able to say to tenants “We're operating in accordance with National Code standards” is helpful in following good practice standards and minimises problems and complaints and the time spent on handling them.
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