16:14 PM, 22nd March 2021, About 3 years ago 24
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?