LAS Director, Elspeth Boyle
Landlord Accreditation Scotland
Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) is the national accreditation scheme for Scottish landlords & letting agents, promoting best practice in the private rented sector by offering training and education across the country.
LAS was launched in 2008 in partnership with Scottish Association of Landlords, Scottish Land & Estates and the Scottish Government as a voluntary scheme set up to promote and support letting agents & landlords in Scotland by accrediting their property management skills.
The scheme is open to all Scottish letting agents and landlords wishing to have their professionalism recognised and who wish to demonstrate to clients and tenants their commitment to delivering the highest standards within their profession.
LAS work in partnership with local authorities across Scotland to maximise contact with Scottish letting agents and landlords. Local authorities recognise that those who have chosen to meet accreditation standards are those providing the best service for tenants in that area.
The Scottish Government support the aims and objectives of LAS and recognise the good practice of accredited letting agents and landlords.
“Training to become a professional in any sector takes a lot of training, hard work and dedication – none more so than in residential lettings. With the constant changes in legislation and working practices within the industry it is vital to keep up to date with these changes to provide a comprehensive service to clients. As an independent Accredited Agent, we have attended training courses held by Landlord Accreditation Scotland for some time now. We are thankful we have this excellent resource available helping us in our endeavours to deliver best practice to our clients. The expert knowledge and access to industry professionals who guide delegates through the lettings minefield is second to none. Fine Lets would recommend the training courses provided by Landlord Accreditation Scotland to anyone in the lettings industry – regardless of how long they have practiced lettings. We have never left a training session and not learned something new. You can’t become an expert on your own!”