'Landlords Stronger Together (2020)' - Hamilton Fraser's Property Podcast

Coronavirus: Everything landlords need to know - guide linkHamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast is back this month with a lockdown special. In the latest episode Eddie and Paul are joined (virtually) by Ben Beadle, the Chief Executive of the new National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA).

Eddie, Paul and Ben discuss the recent merger between the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), and how it can help to bring about “strength of voice and unity of purpose” in the sector.

Ben Beadle has vast knowledge of the property industry having worked in various roles including front line property management, adjudication, operations director and landlord, before taking on the coveted role of Chief Executive for the UK’s largest landlord association. Being a landlord himself, and noting that he has “grown with the sector”, Ben shares his unique insight into the industry sharing his experiences, knowledge and advice for landlords, especially during these uncertain times and outlines his future plans for the association.

Eddie, Paul, and Ben discuss a number of challenges and worries currently faced by landlords in the industry. They confront the often “Dickensian villain” stereotype placed on landlords and how in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth, as highlighted by recently published landlord hero stories.

They also discuss the good work of landlords and tenants and how working together can help to improve and solidify the sector. Eddie, Paul and Ben discuss how we can also provide further support for landlords and tenants by working together across organisations.

Ben provides great insight into the decision to merge the NLA and RLA, to provide a unified supportive voice for landlords. Ben also provides further detail on the NRLA’s vision, what we can expect to see immediately from the association, and their plans for the future.

It wouldn’t be a lockdown podcast without touching on the latest breaking news and the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the private rented sector. Eddie, Paul and Ben share their expert advice for fellow landlords, and their tenants, during this uncertain period and explain why landlords really are stronger together.

And finally, as always, Eddie concludes the podcast by asking Ben our closing question for 2020, made even more hypothetical than usual during our current isolation… ‘Who would your dream co-tenant be, and why?’



Missed the previous podcasts in the series? Don’t worry you can catch up with industry news here!

Previous guests include:

  • Matt Hooker and Nick Hamatsos, Co-Founders of Ome, a new breed of deposit replacement scheme
  • Sean Hooker, Head of Redress at the Property Redress Scheme
  • Kate Faulkner, market analyst, commentator and co-author of ‘The Landlord’s Friend’
  • Tessa Shepperson, residential property lawyer and Managing Director of Landlord Law
  • Tony Gimple, Founding Director of Less Tax 4 Landlords
  • Jeremy Leaf, Principal of Jeremy Leaf & Co Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents

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