The CRLA was formed in 1993 to represent, assist and inform landlords with properties in Cornwall. Members of the association enjoy the shared knowledge and experience of a group of professional landlords with properties throughout the county.

Representatives from the Association attend meetings with Cornwall Council in all areas where the private rented sector is discussed and with other relevant organisations in the area. In 2006 the Association joined the British Property Federation and a representative attends regular meetings of the Residential Property Committee held in London.

The Association holds bi-monthly general meetings at the New County Hall in Truro, which are open to both members and non-members alike. These meetings provide an opportunity for members to exchange views and share their problems. Guest speakers at these meetings ensure that those attending are kept up to date with the latest information relevant to the residential lettings business.

The monthly newsletter updates members on the relevant legislation, regulation and other developments affecting their business together with regular updates on case law.

In December 2004 the Association was incorporated and now exists as a company limited by guarantee.

Association members can find useful forms and information available to download in Adobe Acrobat/Reader PDF and Microsoft Office/Word DOC formats in the Member Area of this website, along with other useful tools for advertising their available properties, references for potential new tenants, and options for renewing or cancelling their subscription.