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British Landlords Association - Membership Options

1 Person Membership

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2 Person Membership

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Company Membership

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See below how our cash offer compares to an open market sale

When you consider all of the fees and hassle you’ll save, selling to us is quick & simple

Checklist

Potential Timetable
  • Example - House Price
  • Average agreed purchase price assuming 5% reduction
  • Final agreed price after survey
  • Commercila Property Legal Support
  • Commercial Property Documents
  • Residential Property Legal Support
  • Residential Property Documents
  • Other bills including council tax, utilities, service charge and ground rent (if leasehold)
  • Clearance costs
  • Gas safety certificate
  • Mortgage repayments Assuming 5% interest rate on £80,000 loan for 6 months

NET PRICE ACHIEVED

Selling to us

Within days
  • £100,000
  • £80,000
  • £80,000
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0
  • £0

£80,000

Potential cash sale to us.

Selling via Estate Agents

Typically 6 months, or longer
  • £100,000
  • £95,000
  • £90,000
  • £2,000
  • £400
  • £1,000
  • £1,500
  • £1,200
  • £1,000
  • £100
  • £2,000

£80,800

What you may achieve on the open market

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We buy ANY property or land Nationally

We buy in any condition including; Derelict, Commercial or Residential.

We can help in all situations:

 
*Repossession     *Debt   *Redundancy     *Divorce  *Short-Lease   *Tenanted    *Probate   *Flooded  *Inherited   *Fire Damage

British Landlords Association is highly recommended

Stephen Carter
Stephen Carter
2022-07-08
I have just joined the scheme so I can't comment on their services - but they were exceptionally responsive when I asked them if they could provide a certificate the same day that I joined - I got it within about 15 minutes of joining. Had a phone number with someone who answered and was very helpful. Thanks!
Mojahar Ali
Mojahar Ali
2022-06-02
Brilliant association. They got me out of a pickle can't thank you guys the free App is useful too.
Sally Collins
Sally Collins
2022-04-21
Excellent legal advice given over the phone - thank you.
University Of Political Science
University Of Political Science
2022-04-18
Good service
Sarah D
Sarah D
2022-04-11
Joining was the best decision! I got an immediate telephone response, from the landlord advice line, to an email I sent-knowledgable, expert advice from a housing lawyer which put an end to a few stressful weeks. I can’t recommend BLA enough. The website is full of information and advice too.
David Wright
David Wright
2022-04-05
I’ve had assistance from the British Landlord Association advice line now on two occasions. I have to say that the advice was absolutely great! On the first occasion it was a legal question regarding a tenant, on the second it was a supplier that was not turning up to fix some of their own poor work. The advice line staff responded very quickly and I felt totally supported by people with expert knowledge. I can’t recommend the BLA enough to other residential landlords. Finally, someone who stands in the Landord’s corner!

Yes they are every month.

7 benefits of joining a Landlords Association (LA)

Here are some compelling reasons to join a national or local association.

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have had a fair share of new legislation. But unfortunately, the endless introduction of new regulations for the rental property sector directly affects landlords.

 

In recent years, the Government has also introduced hefty financial penalties and, in some cases, custodial sentences for non-compliance. As a result, residential property sector landlords can ill afford to get things wrong when managing property.

 

Most UK LA provides many benefits to their members, including legal advice, updates, and a wide range of legal documents, like tenancy agreements, eviction notices, Eviction service, discounted tenancy deposit scheme and guides.

 

Please note that the main national LA’s do not cover Northern Ireland.

They make the letting process easier to manage for a private landlord well as corporate.

 

Before becoming a member of the British Landlords Association, Mark Burcher said: “We had a lot of law to contend with as a private landlord; it was daunting. However, since the Coronavirus Pandemic hit us, we have had even more new legislation with new eviction notice periods.”

 

“My tenants have rent arrears, and the eviction process has changed so much that I no longer knew what to do. Thanks to the BLA, I have had excellent free support from their legal team.”

 

Many of our clients ask us about the benefits of joining a LA:

 

1. Accreditation = reputation and credibility

The UK private rental market continues to expand partly due to people’s inability to afford the high house prices. Private renters want a professional landlord who is likely to offer them a home with a reasonable standard.

 

Landlord accreditation is independent verification; your membership with the BLA will demonstrate that you are a professional and trustworthy landlord to letting trade and suppliers.

 

The Accreditation enables you to run your letting business efficiently. The BLA accreditation scheme is open to all members.

 

2. Knowledge to resolve and or reduce potential issues

All genuine LA offer free telephone expert advice to their members. In addition, telephone helplines provide practical advice for their members.

 

3. Membership can reduce penalties and fines

Landlord legislation is constantly changing – not only is it challenging to keep up with, but substantial fines are imposed for those that breach their legal obligations.

 

If you fail to supply an annual Gas Safety certificate, a typical example can result in a £6,000 fine or 6 months imprisonment.

 

These changes can often be complex, so LA ensures that members are kept up to speed with incoming legislation. In addition, LA provides analysis and a clear explanation of your legal requirements.

 

This saves time and stress and crucially gives members peace of mind and the confidence that they are familiar with the current regulations.

 

4. Document download

Members save money and potential trouble as they have access to correct documents when they need them. Crucially they also have access to the landlord helpline should they require it if they need help with documents.

 

Members have access to a wide range of legal documents, templates, guides, Section 21, Section 8, Section 13 rent increase notice and the latest Assured shorthold tenancy agreement.

 

Downloadable documents are available for residential landlord and the commercial sector too.

 

You have access to the BLA templates to deal with rent arrears and universal credit. Universal credit guide and government helpline contact details.

 

5. Discounted services & Products

Associations can offer their members discounted rates on a vast selection of services and products by partnering with other businesses and providers.

 

The BLA offer discounted rates on deposit protection schemes, and these member benefits combined add up to a substantial saving, particularly if you have a more extensive property portfolio.

 

You have access to property management software, allowing you to manage your residential properties more efficiently.

 

6. Campaigning

The BLA Provides analysis of landlord related issues through their social media platforms. In addition, the BLA campaign on behalf of members, speaking for its members, engaging with policymakers within regional and national Governments.

 

The two national LA, the BLA and NRLA, are active in England, Wales & Scotland. Members can meet fellow landlords at events relevant to the property industry.

 

7. Landlord online training courses

The BLA provide members and non-members courses like HMO, Foundation, and eviction process course.

 

These courses are helpful and result in members running their rental properties more efficiently and dealing with rent arrears by following the correct process. How to deal with universal credit tenants and anti-social behaviour.

 

These courses are online and can be taken at your leisure in the comfort of your own home.

 

Other benefits of joining a LA?

You can meet fellow landlords and discuss the regulatory environment, landlord courses, and universal credit. These are all topics majority of private sector landlords discuss.

 

How do I join the British Landlord’s association?

The BLA membership process is more straightforward than most associations.

 

Your email will have to be verified, and you do need to be a landlord, letting agent or a property manager to join.

 

How much does it cost to join a national landlords association?

 

National landlords association the NRLA offers varying membership levels, individual, business, or even family membership. The NRLA membership is a recurring fee, anything from £75 to £225.

 

The NRLA & the BLA have an excellent range of services for the landlord community.

 

However, the BLA are the only LA that covers commercial & residential landlords.

 

About British Landlords Association membership?

The BLA is one of the largest membership organisations in the UK. The membership benefit you receive is one of the best you can get in the UK.

 

Most associations for landlords the telephone advice helplines are run by other landlords. This is where the BLA stands alone.

 

They have proper lawyers to advise their members.

 

Should you need more information, the contact details are on our contact us page.

 

Small individual landlords who only have one property can join too.

 

I am a resident landlord can I join?

Most LA members are property owners, like resident Landlord, Housing association, private commercial, individual, or corporate Landlords.

 

An accidental landlord may have just one property, or a company may have several thousand. Nevertheless, LA is well worth joining.

 

What are the benefits of joining a national landlord association?

 

National landlord associations offer a more comprehensive range of products and services than regional or local LA.

 

Local ones cannot provide the same level of service or the variety of products or services as the national ones.

 

However, the local organisations better know the local area than the national residential landlords association. This can be useful, especially if all the properties are in one location.

We also will consider any propery that is going through probate.

What must a landlord provide by law?

The legislation for commercial and residential landlords is not the same.

 

Some legislation does not apply to resident landlords, like the tenant deposit scheme.

 

However, you must seek legal advice before assuming you are a resident landlord. You can contact a residential landlord association or the BLA if you are unsure.

 

The residential sector is much more regulated than the commercial sector.

 

Residential landlords are required to provide safe and energy-efficient homes to tenants.

 

Before renting a property, the following things must be in place:

 

A gas safety certificate, electrical inspection report EICR and an EPC, and once let, you must protect the deposit if one is taken.

 

You must also provide a “how to rent booklet” to your tenant. In some areas, you require a license from the council to rent your property. If you do not obtain a license, you could face a hefty fine.

 

It would be best to carry out a credit & referencing check before you consider taking on a tenant, even if they are on Housing benefits. This reduces the potential risk of rent losses and a headache in the future.

 

It would help if you considered taking membership with an association of landlords. A full list of LA can be found on our blog, which may assist you.

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