About York RLA

York Residential Landlords Association was founded in 1994 by a small group of landlords living in York. York RLA is a membership based, non-profit making organisation whose principle aim is to give help and advice to residential landlords. Since 1994 our association has grown significantly and we have an excellent relationship with the City Of York Council, North Yorkshire Police and all of York’s academic institutions, including the University of York and York St John University.

Regardless of how few or how many properties you own, we are here to help.

Our membership is made up mainly of part-time landlords along with a small number of full-time landlords/letting agents, and a number of other people who are interested in becoming landlords in the near future. Our membership currently stands at over 500.

York RLA is run by landlords for landlords. Our members elect a committee on an annual basis whose role it is to organise the association’s affairs and respond to the needs of members. The committee members are all residential landlords in their own right who give up their time on a voluntary basis to help the association and its members. In addition we have a dedicated staff member who supports the membership, committee and chairman, ensuring that York RLA is run professionally and independently.

By joining York RLA, landlords gain enormous benefits for a very modest membership fee. See Membership Benefits.

We hold free presentations and seminars on a monthly basis at the Pavilion Hotel, York. Non-members are welcome to attend one presentation prior to joining. See Programme of Events.


York Residential Landlords Association (York RLA) is not connected in any way with any of the following companies/organisations who use the accronym YRLA:

  • York Residential Letting Agents
  • Yorkshire Residential Letting Agents
  • Yorkshire Residential Letting Agents Landlords Association
  • Yorkshire Residential Landlords Association