NRLA mourns loss of John Stewart

NRLA mourns loss of John Stewart

9:04 AM, 21st March 2022, About 2 years ago 2

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The National Residential Landlords Association is sad to confirm that its Deputy Director for Policy and Research, John Stewart, passed away over the weekend after being diagnosed with cancer.

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the NRLA said: “We are desperately sad to learn of John’s passing.

“During his time at the NRLA, and prior to that the RLA, John was a popular and valued friend, colleague and mentor. He worked tirelessly for the organisation and its members with passion and conviction.

“Known for his love of Eurovision and Kilmarnock FC, John was well respected within the industry for his knowledge and experience and was committed to creating a fair and well-functioning private rented sector for landlords and tenants alike. He will be missed by many.

“Whilst we mourn his loss, we fondly remember his sense of humor, and the kindness and support he showed towards those he met and worked with. These continued to be his hallmarks, even as he faced his devastating diagnosis.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go to John’s husband, Neil, and his wider family and friends at this difficult time.”

John had held his post since the NRLA was established in 2020, and prior to that served as Policy Manager for the Residential Landlords Association for almost six years.

Before joining the RLA he served as Chief Executive of Manchester Pride, having been a councilor in Aberdeen for nine years, including almost two years as its leader.

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Tessa Shepperson

11:38 AM, 21st March 2022, About 2 years ago

Very sorry to learn of the loss of John. He was very knowledgeable, always full of fun and laughter and always ready to help. We will all miss him.

Freda Blogs

15:37 PM, 23rd March 2022, About 2 years ago

I remember hearing him on Radio 4 as the voice of landlords. Far better as a representative than any of the other LL 'voices' I have heard, What a shame. RIP

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