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

Bill

10:06 AM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Sue Marven at 31/03/2021 - 10:02
I live in Cyprus and am excluded from their tax investigation insurance, which make them of even less interest to me.

amarni

22:20 PM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by paul robinson at 27/03/2021 - 09:17
As do Marks&Spencer - via their Sparks Card - I wrote to the chairman a few years ago pointing this out that Shelter, (as we on Property118 website know) do not actually house anyone and that they should drop them. Of course, many of their customers are not aware that there is choice of which charity their shopping can support to support. If no choice is made the points are distributed % wise. In addition to points that they also add. So, percentually, and no doubt accounting for the majority of points, most unaccounted points -ie no charity chosen by the individual account holder or shopper without a sparks card go to Shelter and that other more global one: The British Red Cross.

amarni

22:28 PM, 31st March 2021
About 2 weeks ago

I did not renew my membership this year with the NRLA (formerly RLA) and beside their excellent templates and Forum do not cover advice for landlords owning leasehold flats letting to tenants.

chris welham

12:10 PM, 12th April 2021
About 3 days ago

I also did not renew my NRLA membership this year. They are a totally ineffective voice and I have found that several of their articles over the last 12 months have been disgracefully biased in favour of tenants over the landlords that they proport to act on behalf of. I have been a member of property118 for several years and am not vocal however as others have previously suggested I do think that collectively we could and should form a better lobbying group. The upcoming MEES will have dire consequences for the PRS, with both landlords and tenants
being adversely affected. The homelessness this has the real potential to create is frightening!

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