Richard Lambert joined the National Landlords Association as Chief Executive Officer in October 2011. He began his career as a parliamentary civil servant in the House of Commons, where over 10 years he worked on Select Committees, various aspects of the legislative process and interparliamentary affairs. Following a brief spell in commercial lobbying, he moved into trade associations, spending five years as the Policy Director covering residential issues at the British Property Federation, then becoming Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation in 2002. Richard received Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Association Leadership and the Royal Society of Arts and a former Chairman of the National Training Organisation, Housing Potential.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is the UK’s leading organisation for private-residential landlords, with 41,500 members. These range from full-time landlords with large property portfolios to those with just a single letting. It currently employs over 30 full-time staff and has a network of regional representatives and branches throughout the UK.
NLA membership helps landlords make a success of their lettings business by providing a wide range of information, advice and services. The association campaigns for the legitimate interests of landlords and encourages a fair and balanced private-rented sector by seeking to influence all levels of government and making landlords’ collective voice heard in the media. It seeks to raise standards in the sector while aiming to ensure that landlords are aware of their statutory rights and responsibilities.