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Landlords back RLA and NLA merger

Landlords have backed a merger between the two largest landlord organisations in England and Wales, the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA). 

Members voted in favour of the merger at a meeting yesterday, which means that  a single organisation will now be formed, delivering a stronger voice for landlords in the private rented sector.

The new organisation, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), will have a membership of more than 80,000 landlords and manage around half a million properties, which is about 10% of the PRS. The new association will launch officially on 1st January 2020. 

The two chairs, Alan Ward of the RLA and Adrian Jeakings of the NLA, have said in a joint statement: “We are delighted that landlords have backed plans for a new, stronger body to represent them and their interests.

“The new organisation will have a more powerful voice to support landlords, provide services to them and to lobby government.

“Both organisations will now move forward together to appoint a new chair and directors for the NRLA. We will be seeking candidates internally and externally and we would welcome expressions of interest from members for these posts.”

Poll: Do you support the idea of the NLA and RLA uniting?


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    Before you do any new branding why dont you merge with Shelter whilst you at it.
    RLA - Capitulate to all gov proposals

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    Very well put from what I see RLA spouting out in recent past. I was at LL meeting in Greenford last week where a representative from RLA came to brief us at the NLA meeting about merger. I know it would probably be a stronger lobby group but don’t agree with a lot of RLA thinking, sometimes wonder what side they are on and in any case their budget is buttons compared to Shelter & their Charity status with house owners & LL giving them legacies to cut their tax Bill. I asked a question at the meeting why not include iHowz as well but fell on deaf ears & had to repeat myself, they still didn’t have a clue what I was on about even though the meeting was conducted in English . They didn’t know it used to be Southern Landlords Association & before that Small Landlords Association that NLA hi-jacked if I am right.


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