NRLA – National Residential Landlords Association – About the NRLA
The National Residential Landlords association, also known as the NRLA, is the UK’s largest membership organisation for private residential landlords.
They cover England, Wales & Scotland and their offices are in London. However, to the best of our knowledge, they do not cover Northern Ireland.
The two landlord’s association, the RLA and the NLA merged to create the NRLA in April 2020.
What does the National Residential Landlord Association do?
They support over 90,000 members in England, Wales & Scotland.
Unlike NRLA, the British Landlord association (The BLA) represents commercial & residential landlords and is a free national association.
This is why the BLA is one of the fastest-growing organisations in the UK.
Why join the NRLA?
They are one of the largest membership organisations that offers a wide range of membership benefits like:
- Access to discounted property management software
- Members Legal advice helpline
- NRLA Shorthold Tenancy agreement
- Access to legal services
- Access to mortgage lenders
- Rental income protection products
- Advice on deposit protection scheme
- Provide various types of tenancy agreements
- Legal advice on Notice period during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Guidance on tenants who do not pay rent on time
- Tenancy management guidance
- Credit check for prospective tenants
There are many other services the NRLA provide to its members, and they are not limited to the shortlist above.
The National residential landlord association help & support property owners who are buy-to-let investors.
The private residential lettings sector has seen a rapid change and sentiment towards buy to let property investors. This is one of the reasons you should join the NRLA or one of the other associations.
Their members range from full-time corporate landlords running property portfolios to those who may just have one flat to let.
Big or small, if you are a member, should you need legal advice, you can use the association telephone advice helpline.
The most frequently asked questions from the majority of landlords seem to be around rental income.
Some unable to service mortgage payment on their rental property need peace of mind to turn to a national landlord association.
The NRLA help their members deal with challenges and offer comprehensive learning resources in the buy-to-let sector.
They look for a fair legal and regulatory environment for both landlord and tenant and actively lobby the Government on behalf of their members.
In addition, their representatives set up regular branch meetings and landlord courses. These are located throughout the UK and provide an essential link to other fellow landlords.
The membership connects you with a wide range of resources – including access to business information, training, professional expertise, a leading publication and much more.
Their vibrant, interactive community is always switched on, with regular events somewhere across the UK.
You can also tap into their social media and network of regular branch meetings.
NRLA Members Helpline
Their legal helpline service can help members with all aspects of property management like:
- Minimum energy efficiency guidance
- Anti-social Behaviour
- The professional standard recommendation for the responsible landlord
- Tenancy Checklist
- Advice on Non-assured tenancies
- Deposit Scheme compliance & guidance
- The possession claim form and tenants’ eviction notice advice
- Member practical advice about legal obligation when letting properties
- Advice on the accreditation scheme
- Guidance on universal credit
How much does it cost to Join the NRLA?
The annual membership fee is £75 for a basic membership. This is usually the fee for a single private landlord. For a corporate landlord, the cost is higher, and a discount on some members packages may be available.
They also offer family membership if this is required.
We would recommend that you visit their website to see the fee structure, as these may change from time to time.
Benefits of membership vary depending on the membership taken.
How to join the NRLA?
Joining is easy if you have access to an internet connection and a computer. You can join online by visiting their website, and payment can be made by credit or debit card.
The membership fee is a recurring fee each month or yearly, whichever option is suitable for you.
Where can I meet other fellow landlords?
In the last 2 years or so, there is much confusion about the new legislation and new tax laws.
New procedures and processes are in place. It is essential to meet other fellow landlords.
The association has a network of representatives who liaison between the local authorities and members at a local level.
The National Residential Landlord Association set up regular meetings and landlord courses throughout the UK. You can meet other fellow members at these meetings too.
They are most active in:
NRLA North East
NRLA & London Borough
They take an active part in local consultations, events, and online landlord forums and networking events.
When new legislation comes in, will I be informed?
The NRLA offer expert advice about tenancy issues or the rights and responsibilities to their members. This is useful when there is an increase in new legislation that affects how members run their business.
The Government has passed a raft of new legislation in the past 2 years that directly affect members. It is essential to know what any new legislation means.
They know what individual members may need to do to comply with any new law. They use various means to communicate with members. They will keep all of them up to speed with any changes to legislation.
Do the NRLA campaign for landlord rights?
They provide a cheerful collective voice and offer a valuable support network for their members.
They collate information and views about both the significant and more minor developments in the buy to let market and the experiences encountered by their members.
They have a well-experienced team who are good at campaigning on local and national levels.
The National residential landlord association have worked hard grappling with new Government legislation, often with little notice before it is introduced.
They campaign for the rights of its members right the coronavirus pandemic.
Where can I do an NRLA landlord course?
Property management is not easy, even for experienced private landlords. Associations like the NRLA offer various courses where you may have the chance to meet fellow landlords.
Out of the range of services they provide, their courses are essential for accreditation. Both the national landlord association’s the NRLA, and the BLA, provide their members with a good variety of courses.
Does the National residential landlord association help commercial landlords?
The NRLA only deal with the residential sector. The BLA deal with both the residential and commercial landlord sectors.
You can visit the NRLA website to see their complete list of courses on offer.
Author: Amanda Goldsmith [email protected]
The British Landlords Association is a free national landlords association, why not join us today!
Free legal advice is available to BLA members.
Date: 8th of June 2021
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