Church of Scotland joins NLA

The Church of Scotland has joined the National Landlords Association, the representative body for private-residential landlords in the United Kingdom, becoming its first ecclesiastical member.

The general trustees of the Church of Scotland, currently housing 25 tenants are responsible for all property-related matters for the Kirk including those properties within the private-rented sector.
 
Tim Parker, deputy secretary of the general trustees of the Church of Scotland, says: “The Church of Scotland prides itself on providing a high standard of rental accommodation to its tenants. By joining the NLA, this commitment is demonstrated more fully.
 
“With increased regulation in the Scottish private-rented sector, it has never been more important for all landlords, large or small, to stay completely up-to-date with changes in regulations. We are confident the NLA will help us to do this from the outset.”
 
Jim Parker, chairman of NLA Scotland, says: “The NLA is very pleased to welcome the Church of Scotland as a full member. Although the Kirk only has a small number of privately renting tenants, by joining the NLA they are committing to the highest standards of best practice.”