Member Stories

Many landlords go the extra mile for their tenants and their local communties. In this section we feature the stories of some of our members who have been doing truly exceptional things-be it delivering food for tenants at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, or volunteering.

The gift of financial first aid

This week marks the 40th annual Volunteers Week. In this article first published in NRLA magazine Property, we chat to landlord and NRLA member Bill Lovett, who has spent decades volunteering in far-flung locations across the world.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 07/06/2024
The gift of financial first aid

Mental Health Awareness Week: Offering a helping hand

Meet Alex Ward, landlord, NRLA member, tennis player and a part-time Samaritan. As Mental Health Awareness week draws to a close she talks about her volunteer work - and how important it is to look after your mental health.

Member Stories Sanjeev Shetty 17/05/2024
Mental Health Awareness Week: Offering a helping hand

Landlord and NRLA member raises thousands running London marathon

Landlord and NRLA member Eamon Balaam ran his first London Marathon on Sunday, raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

Member Stories Sanjeev Shetty 25/04/2024
Landlord and NRLA member raises thousands running London marathon

Volunteering day: Landlord Tom hitting all the right notes

International Volunteering Day took place on Tuesday 5th December. To mark it, we're sharing the inspiring story of landlord Tom Reynolds, who plays live music in local care homes – revisiting a hobby he used to do just after he left school. This was first published in the NRLA's Property magazine. Do you have an inspiring volunteering story to share?

Member Stories Victoria Barker 05/12/2023
Volunteering day: Landlord Tom hitting all the right notes

National Volunteer Week: The community-minded Portsmouth landlord lending a hand

The Week 1st June-7th June marks National Volunteering Week. In this article first published in our award-winning member magazine Property, we chat to landlord Oliver Oakley about his volunteering at a soup kitchen in Portsmouth.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 01/06/2023
National Volunteer Week: The community-minded Portsmouth landlord lending a hand

National Volunteers Week: Running a lettings business with a mission

Member Stories Victoria Barker 01/06/2023
National Volunteers Week: Running a lettings business with a mission

“I recognise that energy efficiency is important, but the process comes at an expense”: Nigel’s retrofit experience

Nigel has been a landlord for 4 years and is based in Ashford, Kent. Becoming a landlord and investing in property wasn’t initially part of the script. But when he was made redundant from a previous job, he decided to buy a flat as an investment.

Member Stories Rhianna Abrey 15/02/2023
“I recognise that energy efficiency is important, but the process comes at an expense”: Nigel’s retrofit experience

The Big Question: Do you carry out your own inventories?

Do you carry out your own inventory or do you hire a professional to do this? The NRLA is asking what you prefer to do for our next 'Big Question' feature in NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 15/12/2022
The Big Question: Do you carry out your own inventories?

Landlord develops community allotment to help tackle social isolation in his neighbourhood

On National Allotment Week, read more about landlord and handyman Steven Fletcher, who has put his passion for gardening to good use, tackling loneliness in his local area by developing a community allotment. Article first featured in NRLA magazine Property.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 11/08/2022
Landlord develops community allotment to help tackle social isolation in his neighbourhood

"Me and my husband have worked really hard for the last 20 years - I do this for my pension and my later years" Lyn's story

Lyn is a student landlord based in Southampton. She owns 3 properties with her husband and has been a landlord for almost 20 years.

Member Stories Rhianna Abrey 25/07/2022
"Me and my husband have worked really hard for the last 20 years - I do this for my pension and my later years" Lyn's story