Industry News Sally Walmsley 15/10/2021

NRLA celebrates awards success

The NRLA has won two awards at the prestigious Association Excellence Awards, with its magazine and Covid response singled out for praise.

Property picked up the Bronze award for Best Association Magazine (over 25,000 circulation) and Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause during Covid-19 at the Association Excellence Awards.

This was for the NRLA’s work on behalf of members during the pandemic.

The NRLA’s lobbying focussed on financial support for the sector to encourage rents to be paid in full and on time.

Successes included the extension of the mortgage deferral scheme to include landlords where tenants were struggling to pay their rent, adjustment of the LHA to the 30th percentile and the temporary uplift to Universal Credit.

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle said: “Despite pressures felt as a result of Covid-19 and lockdown, the NRLA was robust in its campaigning on behalf of members to lobby Government and bring about practical change.

“The team was delighted to receive the award in recognition of this work and, with the impact of Covid still being felt, we would assure members we will continue to campaign on their behalf for a package of financial support for landlords and tenants still struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic.”


In addition to its success at the AEA, Property magazine has also reached the finals of the Independent Publisher Awards in the Membership Publication of the Year category.

Property has also reached the finals of the Property Press Awards, which will be held in London next week.

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley Magazine and Digital Editor

Sally is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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