NRLA merger completes and Chair is announced

by Nick Thompson

12:17 PM, 1st April 2020
About 7 months ago

NRLA merger completes and Chair is announced

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NRLA merger completes and Chair is announced

THE country’s biggest landlord associations have officially merged, with a new Chair announced today.

Jodi Berg OBE will head the newly created National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) formed by the merger of the National Landlords Association and Residential Landlords Association.

Jodi (see main pic) has spent 30 years working within the management of public and public interest bodies, gaining expertise in board governance, commercial negotiation and mergers.

Following an early career as a solicitor, she entered the ombudsman world specialising in resolving disputes and complaints, acting as the Independent Complaints Reviewer for HM Land Registry and housing sector regulators, the Housing Corporation and the Tenant Services Authority.

Her Board experience includes a non-executive directorship of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and chairmanship of public bodies including an NHS Trust, the Administrative Justice Forum and a probation service.

Announcing the appointment, Ben Beadle, NRLA chief executive said: “Jodi comes to us with a wealth of experience of Board leadership and the lettings industry, gained over decades in the business and we are delighted to have her on board.

“While we are operating under unprecedented circumstances at present, we would like to reassure members that we are here to support them through these unchartered waters and that, as a united organisation, we are stronger together.”

Jodi Berg said: “I think the new NRLA has a bright future and it is great to be on board from day one.

“As an association we now represent more than 80,000 landlords and the more we grow this number, the stronger our voice will be. We need to encourage landlords to come together and support each other and work with other areas of the sector to bring about positive change for both landlords and tenants.”

Jodi takes over from Adrian Jeakings at the NLA and Alan Ward at the RLA, who remain on the NRLA board.

The merger was approved by RLA and NLA members in a members’ vote last year.


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Lyndon Whitehouse

13:43 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 7 months ago

Does anyone know if ARLA are still affiliated?

terry sullivan

16:22 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Michael Bond at 02/04/2020 - 10:19
agreed--would prefer someone from private sector

terry sullivan

16:23 PM, 2nd April 2020
About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Ken Smith at 02/04/2020 - 11:07
boris is a libdim--as was cameron--and hes also a remainer

SM

21:02 PM, 4th April 2020
About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by at 02/04/2020 - 11:38
Hi Mel, I've already emailed Ben Beadle who thinks that he and the new organisation are doing a great job.

Perhaps he should spend some time speaking with his membership.

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