A landlord accreditation scheme has been launched by the Mayor of London.

The voluntary scheme is aimed at improving standards for people renting accommodation in London boroughs.

A ‘London Rental Standard’ badge will be awarded to letting agents and landlords who meet a set of criteria.

In order to gain approval standards in communication, property condition and response times must be met.

A one day course must be attended by anybody wishing to become accredited by the scheme.