UK: Private landlord associations to unite
The National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will join together to form the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) to cast a stronger voice for the private rented sector.
The newly formed National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) will pull together a membership of over 80,000 landlords, making it by far the largest organisation in the sector. Its collective members will own and manage half a million properties, which is around 10% of the private rented sector.
The NRLA will serve landlords in England and Wales and will have a regional structure.
The union has been endorsed by both boards and will be put to a vote of their respective members in September. The new organisation is planned to launch officially on the 1st of January 2020.
The two chairs, Alan Ward (RLA) and Adrian Jeakings (NLA), have said in a joint statement: “After more than 20 years of friendly competition, the time is right to create a single organisation to represent and campaign for landlords. With so much of our work done in parallel, there are major benefits to be gained for our landlord members.
“We will be stronger together when presenting a unified voice to government both nationally and locally about the importance of supporting the majority of landlords who do a good job providing the homes to rent the country needs.”