Which is the best Landlords Association to join? We have compared Landlord’s Association’s in the UK the service they provide and the cost of the membership.
We the British Landlords Association – The BLA of course would and have compared the services provided by our competitors as this highlights clearly the difference between them and us.
We have Considered the following:
What is a Landlords Association?
A Landlords Association is an organisation for Landlords whose members in the main are Landlords and Letting agents. A Landlords Association role is to provide support and representation the interested of landlords and letting agents usually by lobbying government and key ministers.
Landlords Association provide resources like documents, advice and keep there members to up to date relevant legislation that comes into force time to time.
Recently the last 4 years at least the housing law has changed drastically a raft of new legislation has come into force that directly effects landlord. Landlords Association play a crucial role in making there members aware of the new legislation or new pending legislation. The Tenant Deposit scheme is a classic example where so many landlords got caught out where they simply were not aware of the new legislation.
The British Landlords Association are keen to ensure all landlords are aware of any new legislation that is going to be enacted. For this reason it is crucial to reach out to as many landlords as possible to warn them of any adverse pending legislation. British Landlords Association did not want a membership to be bar from landlords joining the British Landlords Association. that is why full membership with the British Landlords Association is totally free. All members although membership is free get full support.
The British Landlords Association does not have different packages or level of service. The only package or level The British Landlords Association have is one and that is Full free membership with Full benefits.
Most of the larger associations provide landlord telephone support and a variety of other resources, like downloadable forms e.g. tenancy agreements, inventory documents, eviction notice, rent arrears letters, inspection letters etc.
Which national Landlords Associations that i can join?
We have found a few landlord associations scattered around different parts of the UK covering mainly local area’s. The following landlords Associations are national landlords associations and appear to cover England & Wales. The British Landlords Association and the NLA cover Scotland too.
Name of – Landlords Associations | Fee | Basic Landlord Association information
British Landlords Association | Free |Free Full membership. Comes with comprehensive Landlord Advice Line and all other member benefits.
Residential Landlord Association | £79.95 |2 months membership for one landlord plus one free nominated associate.
National Landlords Association | £120 | There is a free “associate landlord” option, but comes with limited support. Paid membership start from £120 a year
What are the benefits of joining a Landlords association?
Generally Associations offer the following benefits
- Landlord advice Line support for members on all landlord related issues.
- Information on important relevant Landlord issues in the UK.
- Landlord information on new or pending regulations or Acts a.
- Relevant important case law history
- Downloadable landlord legal documents
- Discounts on 3rd part member services
- Meet Fellow Landlords to listen & discuss landlords issues
- Strengthens the voice of the landlord community, which can be particularly useful when petitioning against unfair regulations, for example.
Should I join a Landlords Association?
Given the last few years the government has bought in a raft of legislation that directly effect landlords we say you ought to join a Landlord Association. Which Landlords Association you join is a matter for you. Maybe a good idea to go onto the websites of the 3 main Landlords Associations and than decide.
The cost of joining a Landlords Association?
The costs for joining one of the national landlords association is as above. However there are many small local Landlords Associations too. The only down side to joining a local Landlords Association is you are unlikely to receive the benefits you would receive by joining a national large landlords Association.