The private rental sector has a new senior player after it was announced yesterday that the soon-to-be launched National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is to be headed up by property management chief Ben Beadle (picutred, above).
The NRLA was created last week when members of both the National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association voted to merge, although the new organisation’s official launch isn’t due to take place until January next year.
Beadle will leave his current job as Director of Operations at PRS property management giant Touchstone; prior to that he ran the TDS deposit protection scheme in Northern Ireland.
He is also a Justice of the Peace and will join the NRLA in November, replacing both the RLA’s current Chief Executive Andrew Dixon – who only joined in August 2018 – and Richard Lambert, who has been the NLA’s CEO since 2011.
“Ben has a depth and breadth of knowledge of private renting which will be a tremendous asset to our campaigning and members’ services,” Alan Ward (left), RLA chair and Adrian Jeakings, NLA chair, have said in a joint statement.
Beadle’s two years and three months at the company at Touchstone has included significant changes to its rental sector business. This includes, recently, the rebranding of its Bath-based letting agency operation and the outsourcing of its residential lettings business to Connells in May 2018.