The merger of the two main landlord bodies in the UK has been delayed.
The Residential Landlords Association and the National Landlords Association had been due to become one super-entity this month.
However, yesterday evening a statement said: “The National Residential Landlords Association – NRLA – the body formed by the merger of the RLA and NLA, remains on plan to merge.
“Despite a target of January being set at the time of the members’ vote last September this was ambitious and technicalities have put dates back by a few weeks.
“NRLA CEO Ben Beadle says members of both associations continue to receive full services. Amalgamation of resources is going well and the new organisation will roll out within a few weeks.”
The merged organisation is due to represent over 80,000 landlords, owning and managing half a million properties, equivalent to about 10% of the private rented sector in England and Wales.