Guild of Residential Landlords Landlord Association

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Welcome to the Guild of Residential Landlords

Landlords Association


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  • Landlords

  • Letting agents

  • Helpline

  • Guidance

  • Tenancy agreements

  • Possession notices

  • Forms

  • Templates

  • Discounted deposit protection

  • Insurance

  • Credit checks

  • Find tenants

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Help and guidance for landlords on-line


Subscribe to the Guild of Residential Landlords and get all the help and advice you need, all available from our subscriber page.

You can ask any question anytime on-line (although we might not answer if it's 3am, we do sleep you know!)

We have guidance on:

  • Granting an assured shorthold tenancy
  • Tenancy deposit schemes
  • Protecting and un-protecing a deposit
  • Serving possession notices (including section 21 and section 8 notices)
  • Houses in multiple occupation
  • Much much more

Telephone help-line


Call our local rate telephone help-line for help and advice anytime (during normal office hours). There is no clock on our help-line so you have unlimited use included in your subscription

0845 370 0107 or,

01423 873399 (if using mobile inclusive minutes)



Download over 100 forms and templates


Download from a choice of over 100 forms, letters and templates onto your computer or mobile device. There are no limits to the number of times you can download.

Forms include tenancy agreements, all types of possession notice, rent arrears letters, inspection letters and much more.

Our forms are either PDF with dedicated form fields for quick completion or rich text format for easy editing with any word processor.*

* Separate software or apps maybe required to fill in the forms and save them.

Discounted deposit protection rates


Join us and you also get discounted deposit protection rates* with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) insured scheme.

The rates that Guild landlords pay are £15.00 £12.00 for deposits up to and including £500 or£22.50 £20.20 for deposits greater than £500 and there are no joining or annual renewal fees.


*via discount code to DPS insured scheme.

Deposit Protection Service - tenancy deposit scheme

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We'll keep you up to date


Landlord and tenant advice is constantly changing. There's always some new law in the making or some court case changing the way landlords work.

As an example of how rapidly we adapt, our current assured shorthold tenancy agreements will not require prescribed information to be given again when the tenancy turns periodic even if the speculation in relation to the recent Court of Appeal ruling Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669 is found to be true. 

Annual - Landlord / small agent

  • One annual fee
  • Discount available for accredited landlords
  • Landlords or agents 2 or less staff
  • Unlimited help-line
  • Printed certificate
  • Unlimited forms
  • Discounted deposit protection
  • Discounted accreditation
  • Discounted buildings insurance
  • Website guidance
  • Website questions

Monthly - landlord / small agent

  • Pay recurring monthly
  • Cancel anytime
  • Same features as annual (except printed certificate)
  • Landlords or agents 2 or less staff
  • Unlimited help-line
  • Unlimited forms
  • Discounted deposit protection
  • Discounted accreditation
  • Discounted buildings insurance
  • Website guidance
  • Website questions
  • Upgrade to annual anytime without loosing current month

Annual - larger letting agents

  • One annual fee
  • Agents 3 or more staff
  • Unlimited help-line
  • Printed certificate
  • Unlimited forms
  • Discounted deposit protection
  • Discounted accreditation
  • Discounted buildings insurance
  • Website guidance
  • Website questions


Accredited landlords join or renew for an annual rate of £70


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We're really social!


Primarily we use (@adrian_thompson) which is a new platform for cloud communication and file storage which includes micro blogging (similar to twitter). This is a paid for service but we do have a number of free subscriptions to give away, for which see the feeds tab in the subscribers page.

Follow us on twitter @adrian_thompson or visit our Facebook page.

If you just want to keep up to date with articles on the website alone, the most efficient way is via our RSS feed using your favourite reader. This way you will always be instantly up to date.



Secure access and data


Our top priority is your security. That's it. We use 2048 bit encryption (the same level as banks) and we are PCI DSS compliant (very stringent requirements for on-line credit card transactions).  You can independently verify our security measures by viewing the seals here (or there is a link at the bottom of every page).

Much of our website is only available to subscribers and you can securely access all this information instantly when you signup on-line.



50% discount to UPAD


Subscribe to the Guild and get 50% discount to UPAD and they'll list your property on the UK's largest lettings sites including

  • Rightmove
  • Zoopla
  • Prime Location
  • Gumtree
  • Upad Property Network.


Letting agent - West Sussex

Dear Adrian

Many thanks for your help in this matter, the hearing for a stay of enforcement still went ahead and it sailed through in our favour without the landlord hardly having to say a word.

The tenant as usual dug a big hole for themselves as soon as they started speaking and peed the judge off.

Couldn’t have done it without your help. An excellent service as usual and so much better than **** who we use to belong to a few years ago.








Landlord - Wales

Thanks so much Adrian, you really are the 5th emergency service!! :)

More features:


Paper-pencilPossession notices

Download section 21, section 8, notice to quit and surrender of tenancy notices

BriefcaseCourt forms

Sample court forms including Accelerated Possession, Claim Form for Possession, Particulars of Claim and Bailiff form.

HomeBuildings insurance

Guild members are entitled to discounted buildings insurance rates.

Person-group-warningCredit checks

Tenant Vetting Service - carry out prospective tenants credit, county court judgment and bankruptcy checks from £5.95 + VAT. Company credit checks also available

SearchFinding help

All our articles are split into categories such as: tenancy deposit, possession, gas safety, new legislation etc. This makes finding articles much easier. If you can't find what your looking for, simply get in touch and we will help.

ClockRecent articles and news

One click access to recent, upcoming legislation and news articles.


The Guild works with Training for Professionals to provide training solutions for private landlords, letting agents and local authorities. Most training goes towards CPD (continuous professional development) points.

Questions Dedicated ask a question section

We have a dedicated (and very popular) ask a question part of the website where members can ask any question relating to landlord and tenant. We promise to always answer and the main advantage is that this builds an excellent q & a section for the benefit of all members.


Guild members can become accredited via the on-line development course with the Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS) For a mere £10.00. Once accredited, Guild annual landlord membership costs £70.00 instead of £80.00 so you save £10.00 each renewal. Accreditation lasts 3 years.

Contact us

For sensitive information please use our secured contact form


0845 370 0107 (local rate) or

01423 873399 (if using inclusive minutes)






51 Leadhall Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9NJ



Directors A.P. Thompson, R. Melvin

Company Registration Number 4219414

VAT Registration Number 784 0296 11

The Guild of Residential Landlords is one of the landlords associations that operate nationally.

Some 25 – 30 years ago, the association was run only in the south west, including, Plymouth, Weston Super Mare, Bristol and Cardiff. Because of this, membership is still considerable in these areas.

In 2000, the name was changed and the company taken to a limited company called The Guild of Residential Landlords.

In 2005, we purchased the Guild after the original chairman retired. Our main aim when purchasing the company was to continue the personal service and advice that was previously provided and to expand the Guild much more on-line. I think we have achieved this goal although as technology moves on, it seems never ending to keep updated.

We are also private landlords in our own right, managing a reasonably sized portfolio.

Our main subscriber base is what we would term the professional landlord, although we equally cater for landlords with just one property.

We have assisted many subscribers with cases including residential property tribunal cases. Just one example of an important case would be Doncaster v Coventry City Council, First Tier Tribunal 032/09/00932, 5 October 2009.

In the words of one of our subscribers who is a member of the Guild and also a member of one of the other nationals: “We use (the other association) for the news and you (the Guild) for legal advice.” I think this one line sums us up perfectly.

With all the information available on-line nowadays, it might be asked why should someone pay to be a member of any landlords association? In reply, many subscribers who join us have had serious problems after being misinformed on public forums or using some of the many available free documents. Our view is that there are two ways of making money to pay the bills. Firstly, you can offer the service for free. However, this involves massive amounts of time obtaining sponsors to advertise through the company perhaps on the website. It also means, any services that are outsourced (for example buildings insurance) are not normally as cheap because anybody offering free information needs to add money to these services.

We prefer the second option which is to charge for the service but spend all our time assisting members with their problems and providing advice to the best of our ability and keeping the website / forms updated.

We will never offer a service that we would not personally use on our own properties.

We truly hope you will consider subscribing to the Guild.

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