The National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have announced that following the endorsement of both boards, they will be putting a vote to their members this month (September) for a merger of the two organisations. Should the plan be accepted, the newly named 'National Residential Landlords Association' or NRLA, will go live in early 2020.
A combination of the NLA and RLA will result in a membership of over 80,000 landlords who account for around 10% of the private rented stock in England & Wales. It seems that having run the two organisations side by side in competition for a number of years, they hope to achieve a stronger voice to government and on behalf of their members. You can read more about the announcement here.