Larry Sweeney

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 24th May 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 343

Larry Sweeney

19:06 PM, 18th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Section 21 - Emergency meeting and joint delegation

Thanks for such positive contributions , especially from my friend David Price.
This attack on s21 is an incredible opportunity to unite once and for all.
Once again I implore the RLA/NLA to join us. This is about all our members, honest hardworking strivers and not criminals as the hysterical media like to portrait us.
We must not let our members down. The summit must go ahead, we must all be there working for the members who joined our organisations. We owe it to landlords to unite and push back.
RLA/NLA members demand that your organisations represent you. We are all in this together. Lets turn this attack on s21 to our advantage. Never before have all landlord organisations come together like this. Lets not squander this last chance to save the PRS and in turn guarantee tenants supply, choice and rent competition.
We can say no more. Over to the NLA /RLA.... Read More

Larry Sweeney

15:48 PM, 18th April 2019
About 4 days ago

Section 21 - Emergency meeting and joint delegation

To Steve Masters, agree with your point about posession. The Alliance stated from the outset that one of our goals was to overhaul the cumbersome posession process. To that end we made a submission to the DOJ and got members also to make submissions. Our solution is very simple and cost effective. We have thousands of enforcement agents all over the country already enforcing fines Council tax and Nndr. We want these agents to also enforce posession orders meaning no waiting for ever for court bailiffs and no expensive transfer up to the high court. This at least would go some way to helping landlords on posession.
We lobbied the DOJ, we have educated many about Shelter and their stance on the PRS is disgraceful. It is absolutely legitimate to fight back.
As regards the ICO, we are currently in discussion and are due to send a delegation to a meeting shortly. I will say no more on a public forum, but our members are aware of our work and are updated regularly. We are far more proactive in pushing back on licensing that either the NLA or RLA.
It is a great pity that when we extend an olive branch to these organisations in the interests of all landlords, and when we suggest putting differences aside our efforts to get landlords to present a united front are critisised.
I say again , any organisation that has the interests of its members at heart must do what ever it takes.
We believe the sector is under attack like never before, we anticipated the abolition of S21 and publically said so. See our website.
We have no problem sitting down with anybody, putting past differences aside for now if that is what it takes to protect the PRS.
If we cannot do that because of politics or ideology then we have no right to claim that we are working for our members.
Finally , we still have not heard back from the NLA/RLA and I would appeal to their members to demand that they join us at this summit and lets do what has never been done and work together for the PRS.
Perhaps this united front had it been put forward some time back could have put the brakes on the destruction of the sector.
One thing for sure, the NLA/RLA have proven woefully poor to date, which is why we are where we are. If the legislators however faced the Alliance/NLA/RLA/BLA/Humberlandlords/ihowitz/Arla and indeed any other landlord organisation who wishes to attend our summit, we could field the best team ever to defend landlords against these attacks, verbal, financial and regulatory.
We must have this summit and Landlord organisations have a duty to bin pettiness and do what ever it takes to protect and represent members.... Read More

Larry Sweeney

9:14 AM, 18th April 2019
About 4 days ago

New - National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team

More garbage
This useless Con socialist Corbyn loving cabinet couldnt negotiate their way out of a paper bag and seem absolutely obsessed with the PRS.
No landlord should give the Tories a vote, irrespective of what that may mean. Voting for a useless party for fear an even more useless party might win is no reason to vote for the first useless party.
What would happen with a Corbyn Government. Well the economy would collapse with their tax and spend policies. They probably would bring in rent controls which have never worked anywhere and they would run out of money. When they got kicked out , we might get a real conservative government with business friendly policies to reboot Corbyns/May failed economy. So Landlords and tenants it will get worse before it gets better. Worse for landlords with more regulation and worse for tenants with no choice at all in a stagnant market with social mobility destroyed.... Read More

Larry Sweeney

17:44 PM, 17th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Section 21 - Emergency meeting and joint delegation

Thanks to Simon R. I wont dignify the negativity of this Annie. Your suggestion re Arla is excellent. Thank you.
We will email Arla directly tomorrow and offer them an invitation.
This is not about one upmanship or getting anybody to align with us. This is about doing the very best we can collectively for all our members. Any organisation that puts vested interests or politics above its members interests does not deserve the loyalty of those members.
Our invitation to the NLA/RLA is without pre conditions. We are happy to fund the venue costs
Lets all sit down together, put differences aside for now and together lets work hard in the interests of all landlords. Section 24 and the abolition of section 21 is our common enemy. Surely there can be no reason, no excuse for not attending our summit.... Read More

Larry Sweeney

9:36 AM, 17th April 2019
About 5 days ago

Make for the Exit

Excellent points Rob for those landlords remaining in the sector.... Read More