How can the Residential Landlords Association help you?
Looking for support?
You support us, we support you...
Being a member of an association like the RLA means that you will be supporting campaigns on behalf of private residential landlords all round England and Wales on issues of importance to you personally and the sector as a whole.
In return we offer you a range of services to support you on your day to day lettings. We can offer landlords documents, guides, advice, news updates and discounts on a variety of essential landlord services. In addition you will join a community of 29,000 landlords and benefit from networking at regular trade exhibitions and on our private landlord forum.
Got a problem with your tenant?
If you've got problems with your tenants and don't know how to handle them, then contact the RLA Landlord Advice Team. The Landlord Advice Team is free and unlimited for all RLA members to use and is available 24 hours a day via our website and office hours over the telephone.
Our Landlord Advice Team advisors have decades of experience in housing law, tenancy management and landlord issues so you can call the Landlord Advice Team in total confidence and be assured that the advice you'll receive is pertinent, up to date and above all legally practical.
Here are a few examples of the type of advice we provide to our members:
- Landlord Legislation
- Letting Agents
- Property Investment
- Tenancy Deposits
- Tenant Problems
- Tenancy Management
- Small Claim
Need to register a deposit?
DepositGuard allows landlords to keep hold of their deposits and is the more cost-effective alternative to other insurance-based deposit protection schemes. It is available only to members of the RLA! The insurance administration is handled by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), which is one of the three government approved schemes. Get ready for your next tenancy renewal by creating your DepositGuard account today at www.rla.org.uk/depositguard.
Want to learn more about being a landlord?
If you're interested in becoming a landlord/agent or want to update your knowledge, then the RLA will have a course for you. Courses are held at various locations across England and Wales and are discounted for RLA members. Each course is led by an expert presenter and comes with a 100% satisfaction promise - if you aren't happy with the course we will refund you in full within 30 days.
Visit www.rla.org.uk/training to book your course today and improve your lettings.
Need insurance, mortgage options, inventory, credit checks or tenant referencing?
Being a market leader in the private rented sector we have been able to partner up with service providers to save landlords money on landlord necessities.
RLA Insurance, provided by RentGuard, protects landlords against eventualities not covered by standard residential insurance. RLA members can see up to 30% discount on landlord insurance and can save even more if you to put your portfolio on one policy. See how much money you can save at www.rla-insurance.co.uk
RLA mortgages, provided by 3MC, allows members to benefit from a huge range of Buy to Let mortgages with reduced fees. You are able to source your own intermediary only lender products using a sourcing facility on our website typically used by brokers. We can offer market leading rates for all types of property and tenant. Try it for yourself at www.rla-mortgages.co.uk
Credit checks and tenant referencing
The RLA tenant credit checking service is a simple report from Equifax which details a prospective tenant's financial worthiness. This service is for RLA member only and costs just £10 each. Visit www.rla.org.uk/creditcheck today
The RLA tenant referencing service, provided by RentGuard, is a more substantial referencing service which includes a basic credit plus other checks on employment, earnings and identity. This service is priced at £22 for members and £29 for other landlords, see more at www.rla-tenant-referencing.co.uk
With the recent changes in deposit legislation it is now more important than ever that you get your inventories spot on! The RLA inventory service uses The Video Inventory Agency which includes a detailed written inventory accompanied by a full HD video, all completed by an accredited inventory clerk. Visit www.rla.org.uk/videoinventory to get a quote today.
Need any more reasons to join?
If you have any other questions about the RLA do not hesitate to ring member services on 03330 142998 or email in to firstname.lastname@example.org