Why we work with the RLA

Company details

Web: www.rla.org.uk

Telephone number: 03330 142 998

Email: info@rla.org.uk

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The RLA are one of the hardest working organisations we’ve seen who help not just landlords but by doing so help tenants too. They work tirelessly to produce robust reports and lobby for better practice in the private rented sector and highlight the problems which government policy and the market cause not just for landlords but for tenants too.

On top of this they provide a great service to keep landlords on the straight and narrow. Kate’s view is, if you don’t use an ARLA, NALS or RICS agent, then make sure you join a landlord organisation such as the RLA. They offer great value for money to keep landlords in the loop on legal changes and best practice and help you out when things go wrong.

Alan Ward - RLA Chairman

What do they do?

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have more than 23,000 members throughout England and Wales and offer members:

  • Landlords’ documents and guides

  • Landlord training and advice

  • News updates and discounts on a variety of essential services

  • Unlimited access to a Landlord Advice Team — with expert advisers now taking 124 calls a day from their members.

The RLA are also influential campaigners and work hard to ensure that the opinions of their members and all landlords are considered by both central and local government.

How much does it cost?

Individual membership from £79.95

Corporate membership from £154.95

PropertyChecklist subscribers can get 25% off full price membership for their first year using promotional code Property25.

Awards

Charted Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) awards for the best public affairs campaign as part of the Homes for Wales coalition.

Top three tips

  1. In England, at the start of the tenancy give the tenant a copy of the EPC, gas safety certificate and a copy of How to rent: the checklist for renting in England. You can't serve a Section 21 without serving this first.

  2. Protect the deposit (if taken) in a relevant scheme within 30 days of receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is protected, ensure that all parties (parents, partners) that have contributed towards the deposit are given a copy of the Certificate, Prescribed information and Scheme Leaflet. Get a signature confirming that the tenant(s) have received this information.

  3. Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your property and carbon monoxide alarms in every room with a solid fuel source.

RLA members can contact the RLA’s Landlord Advice Team for unlimited tenancy advice.


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