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Membership of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has hit 35,000.
Set up by landlords, for landlords back in 1998, the not-for-profit association – Britain’s leading landlord body – has seen huge growth in recent years, reaching the milestone less than two years after hitting the 30,000 mark.
Answering more than 66,000 calls to its helpline and live chat services in the last year, the association also trained more than 4,000 landlords and provided more than 350,000 documents to members and has a top, five-star Trustpilot rating.
The RLA is also a force to be reckoned with in Westminster, with its work quoted 49 times in Parliament last year.
The RLA is now extending a huge thank you to all its members for helping the association become the leading voice for landlords across England and Wales.
RLA Chairman Alan Ward said: “This is a massive achievement for the RLA and a testament to the hard work and commitment of the RLA team.
“In just over three years we have seen our ranks swelled by 15,000 landlords who are turning to us for help when it comes to navigating the increasingly challenging landscape of the PRS.
“We would like to extend a huge thank you to these members – and welcome our new recruits – and assure them we will continue our fight to support and represent them to make renting better.”Reminder: Property Tribes members can take advantage of a 25% discount off joining the RLA.You are also invited to take the RLA Quiz of the Year 2018.SEE ALSO - RLA 20th anniversary Parliamentary eventUP NEXT - RLA research by PEARL - a year in reviewDON'T MISS - Councils failing tenants and good landlordsNOW WATCH:
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Vanessa you could also sing the praises of the RLA for reducing the annual membership cost from £79.95 to £44. 95, which will cover 1 full member and 1 associate.
For context on the 35000, how many private landlords are there in the UK and how many members do the NLA have?
The Government recently stated that there are around 2.3 million private landlords in the U.K.
Thanks for replying V, interesting stats.
The NLA have 40000 members, so I'd dispute the claim above that the RLA are the "leading" body.
But more importantly, between the two, they therefore have 75000 members, from the 2.3 million landlords you just mentioned, I put that at just 3.26%, so would argue that both associations need to up their game if they want to be taken seriously.
I think the landlord associations do a fantastic job. Unfortunately, no matter how much they "up" their game, they will struggle to attract the landlord who doesn't even know they are a landlord and/or those landlords who are too apathetic to join.See - "Landlord communication" problem revealed
I think the NLA & RLA do a great job as well. The apathy of the 2.2m+ LL's who don't know about them/don't care about them etc. shows why we're a soft target.
It's like Property Tribes, there's X amount of members and only X percent of those come on here/post regularly.
If you're 'in' and industry, I don't understand why you wouldn't want to chat with others in similar positions? I've learnt more off PT than anywhere else.
If anyone on here isn't an RLA/NLA member then you owe it to your fellow LL's, plus it's a tax deduction as well!
Agreed that Apathy is the biggest challenge.
But perhaps tackling that should be their number 1 strategic priority?
I think joining an association is tha acid test to show you are committed to doing a good job
the changes in the PRS is going to show the good from the bad
Learn Change and Adapt ?????
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