Apply to Join

There are two ways you can join The Ethical Landlords Association. One method is online where you will fill in two forms and we will take payment through PayPal at the end of the process, while the other method is through a postal application with a cheque enclosed.

If you wish to subscribe online, please follow the Online Application Form Process immediately below. If you wish to apply by Post, please jump down the page by following this link:  Go to Postal Applications . If you run into any problems through the process please contact us.

Online Application Form Process

There are three steps to the following process. Fill in an online application form with your details, then on successful submission you will be taken to a registration form for the website. The last step is to make a payment of £30 through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to make the payment.  You will receive a copy of the form data you have submitted and an acknowledgement message. We will then process your application and enable your account on the website. Start by choosing one of the forms below. If you do not wish to use Paypal, you may skip that step; there are instructions in an email we will send to you about how you can make payment by cheque.

We have two application forms, one for landlords, and the other for supporters, or non-landlords. Select the application based on your role.

Postal Application

In the section below you can download either a PDF version of the form or an editable Microsoft Word version of the form. You can then fill it in and mail it to us using the address below. The second step is to make payment to our bank either through a BACs transfer or enclose a cheque with your application form.

Optional Online Payment by BACs

Applications for membership must be accompanied by payment of the current annual subscription of £30, by a payment to our account: Number 20705816, Sort Code 16-58-10, or with a cheque made payable to the Ethical Landlords Association.

Important: Please ensure that we have the information we need to match up a bank payment to your application, typically the name of the account from which the payment has been made if different to the name of the member.

Website Registration for Postal Applications

When we have processed your application form and registration payment we will send you further instructions on how to access and participate in the Ethical Landlords Forum, so you can post and respond to questions and debates.

Printed version of the Ethical Landlords Association Application form

You can download and edit an MS Word version of the form, or download and print a PDF version of the form and return a scanned copy to us by using one of the two versions below. These documents also contain our BACS details so if you would rather use BACS to pay for the membership you may do so, or send us a cheque in the regular mail.

Posting the application form to us

If you are making a payment by cheque please write the full name and postal code of the applicant on the back of the cheque.

Please send cheques and printed application forms to:

The Treasurer,
Ethical Landlords Association
c/o Rose Cottage
Ledsham Village
CH66 0NE

Please note an application is not completed until we have received the application and the payment.  When we have processed your application further instructions will be issued to you on accessing and participating in the forum.


Subscription renewals are handled through the website for established accounts. At the beginning of the last month of your subscription period (normally 11 months after you joined), you will be sent a reminder to your registered email account that your subscription will shortly expire. To renew your subscription you will need to go to the My Account page and log into the website. After you have logged into the website you will see some details about your account including the expiry date and a link to renew your subscription. When you click on the ‘renew subscription’ link you will be taken to the Paypal website. All online payments are collected through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to make the payment, as the Paypal site allows anyone to make a payment through debit cards, credit cards or for Paypal members a number of additional methods are available. On completion of the payment your subscription status is updated.

Expired accounts

If you miss the renewal for your account, it will expire and you will lose active status in the forums. Provided you reactivate your account within 28 days of expiry we will retain your details on the system. Log into the website on the My Account page. You will see a message which says “Your account has expired”. Underneath the message is a link which says renew now. Click on that link and you will be taken to the Paypal website where you can renew your membership.

Accounts that have expired for longer than 28 days will be removed from the website. If you find you are no longer able to log into the website because your account expired some time ago, this is the likely reason. If this happens and you wish to rejoin you will need to restart the membership process to create a new account.

If you have any questions about these processes please contact us.

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