Membership Renewal – Why would I?

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16:14 PM, 22nd March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Membership Renewal – Why would I?

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Membership Renewal – Why would I?

Today I received a renewal reminder from NRLA. Although it is true, when I was a new Landlord I found the original NLA useful and supportive, I do not feel they represent the Landlords any longer. Where is their voice for us? It is certainly not being heard – anywhere. Maybe they never represented us, and they were never heard, but I really feel that they are a silent force who represent no one any more.

It may be a waste of time, but this was my response.

If I felt that the NRLA was fighting for a fair deal for landlords with our tenant biased Government  – and that you truly represented your members – I would rejoin.  However, over the last few years, I have felt that the NRLA has let Landlords down very badly.  Why are you not contesting the claims of overall bad landlording made by Shelter? Why are you not fighting for us to have a fair deal with our Government; ie: Section 24; constant upgrades on safety inspections – at huge expense and with little benefit etc?  Why is it when I ask for NRLA legal advice, no real advice is received, just the suggestion that I go to seek independent legal help?

I used to think you were representing us,  the Landlords and that you offered value for money, but I no longer do feel that.  So, No, I will not be re-joining. I’ll save my money to pay the taxman, the electrician, the gas safety expert, the EPC guy (what a waste of money and for what benefit?), the tenant who sits in my house for 6/12/18 months without paying any rent with the complicit agreement of our Government, shall I go on?

Yours,

Warwick

Comments

Cheri Crosley

8:24 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 23/03/2021 - 21:12
Yes me too

raj beri

8:44 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

I still find their helpline of use eg I recently had an abandonment. It's a fully deductible expense, 10% BQ discount and in the general scheme of property investing, it doesn't cost much so....??

Laura Delow

8:45 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

NRLA's Articles of Assoc. filed at Companies House, states their objective in summary is "to pursue, promote & protect the interest of landlords" I like many, feel they are too scared to lose Government favour & therefore they are rather benign in their efforts, much like many corporate board members who toe the political line & only murmur support as they are too scared to keep the heads above the parapet in fear of getting shot. However, for a small annual fee of £75 reduced from £110 previous year that covers me + one other, I get my monies worth i.e. use of their Documents & Guides and their free Advice line (albeit I use this less & less now as forums like P118 often help answer many of my queries), discounted My Deposit fees & their CPD Training Material for maintaining Accreditation status which I find important for certain things. But even this support is not as good as it used to be, but as I say, for £75pa that's tax deductible it's good enough.

paul robinson

9:17 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by raj beri at 27/03/2021 - 08:44
B&Q support shelter?

Luke P

9:21 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by raj beri at 27/03/2021 - 08:44
You are the problem. A few small benefits and you’re enabling them to make your life far far worse than a few pathetic discounts and some advice!!

Bill

9:27 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by John Mac at 24/03/2021 - 17:03
The NRLA only have 90k members as it is an useless organisation, not worth joining or better to leave as I did. Until they show some support for landlords, they will not be increasing their membership anytime soon. The track record says it all.

Chris

10:12 AM, 27th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago

The NRLA need to offer more discounts like big employers do to attract more landlords then put more pressure on the Government.

Tony McVey

14:22 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

I think that most of these comments are unfair and lack objectivity. If you want to know more about the activities of the NRLA you should
visit the website where there are plentiful details of the various campaigns and lobbying. Of course, we would all like the NRLA to have greater success with this anti-landlord government and we should therefore pressure them to do even more. There is no advantage to withdrawing support.

Sue Marven

10:01 AM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

I’m a member and use their service at least once a month. Don’t forget it also provides tax investigation insurance. I once had a tax investigation about a property I don’t even own and it cost a lot of money to complete the investigation. Well worth the money in my opinion.

Sue Marven

10:02 AM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Cheri Crosley at 27/03/2021 - 08:24
I’m a member and use their service at least once a month. Don’t forget it also provides tax investigation insurance. I once had a tax investigation about a property I don’t even own and it cost a lot of money to complete the investigation. Well worth the money in my opinion.

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