I joined the NLA for three main reasons. Firstly, access to expertise, in particular a helpline managed by knowledgeable, experienced people. Secondly, notwithstanding using a very good agent, I like to be up to date with legal requirements and good practice and be exposed to, and perhaps learn from, the experience of others. The magazine and emails nicely fulfil that role. Thirdly, it’s an organisation that can represent landlords’ views, and project and protect our interests at the highest level in the UK.