New Landlord Association seeking pledges

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

8:30 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago 386

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Update: Please now email your pledges to

For the past 18 months, I have mulled over the idea of setting up a new National Landlords association. I won’t bore readers to death explaining why. We all know how frustrated and sickened the community is with the other main associations failing to aggressively fight our corner and instead assist the councils implementing their rotten Selective licensing schemes. Enough is enough.

We could talk forever, but it is now time for action. I have held off taking this leap in the hope that somebody else would take up the baton. I completely understand the reluctance of anybody to get involved. Mark summed it up. A most time consuming venture.

As things stand now, the show is almost ready for the road.

I have set up the National Landlords Alliance. Before I go any further if the National Landlords Association wish to take issue with the National Landlords alliance, I say bring it on. Do it now.

Moving on Banking facilities are in place. I am prepared to act as CEO without salary initially to get the organisation up and running. The organisation will operate out of offices supplied by me on a rent free basis, until profitability can be achieved.

I have a PR/Secretary lined up who will join us subject to salary discussions. She has experience in the industry as well as a journalism degree and lobbying experience.

Following extensive negotiations over several weeks I have got agreement from the former National Chair of the FSB to also join us. Mr Allan has extensive lobbying experience including vast experience gained from negotiating with the former PM Cameron and Osborne, as well as dealing with the devolved Governments of Scotland ,Wales and NI. This would complete the team initially.

I also have organised a preferred solicitor to assist members. The individual I have in mind is a former local authority prosecutor.

We will not be selling courses or cheap smoke detectors. We will absolutely never assist councils implementing any scheme to the detriment of landlords. As regards document downloads, they are available from other sources.

We will be 100% focused on aggressively fighting the Landlords corner.

The fee to join would be £100 pa.

At this stage all I seek is pledges.

If the figures are right we are good to go. A word of caution however,and I don’t mean to insult regular contributors, but at this stage our biggest enemy is Apathy.

If we can get the pledges ie a min of 1000 members we have a new organisation.


Larry Sweeney

Update: Please now email your pledges to

With everyone on board we will hopefully move rapidly to collating the membership required with everyone’s help


Larry Sweeney

13:12 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

A big Thank you to everybody so far who have pledged. We need these solid pledges to get going. Having had feedback we agree that the Alliance should indeed focus on our own aims, however in order to strengthen our position and be seen as a force to be rekoned with, we need to actively target the NLA/RLA. Not out of spite but simply to consolidate. There is little point in expending resources elsewhere, which is why I urge every reader to immediately ditch membership of these two organisations. They have had their chance, their time is over.
Once we get the required pledges, we will then collect memberships.
Our First 2 campaign goals will be the altering of the mechanics of the eviction process and secondly we are going for SHELTER. This organisation has villified the PRS for too long. No more "Mr Nice Guy" like the existing organisations we are going head to head with Shelter and only one of us will emerge with credibility. I am putting SHELTER on notice. The vast majority of landlords are professional and not criminals. SHELTER would do well to acknowledge that.


13:12 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 26/09/2018 - 11:40The National Landlords Alliance could be confused with the National Landlords Association (both 'NLA') and since the very term 'Landlord' is so inflammatory maybe it would be better to use the term 'Property'? This may also be more inclusive for non landlords eg tenants/Property owners


13:14 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in!

Anthony Hawes

13:21 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in

Monty Bodkin

13:39 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by JB at 26/09/2018 - 13:12National Landlords Alliance Ltd is already registered and up and running.
Let's just get on with it instead of getting bogged down with debates about 'The Peoples Front of Judea'.

john mcghee

14:52 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

A great idea. Can l suggest we can have local lists of " serial moving tenants" who habitually move on 6 months at a time usually having only paìd 2 month's rent.
Is this "legal".
It is a real problem locally where l live

Nicki H

15:20 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm a small fry landlord with just one property. But I'll put £100 in to any new organisation which will fight our corner

Layla .

16:22 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Well done Larry.
If only I had this much resolve and energy myself but its all too mentally draining for me.
Count me well and truly in though.

Tim Britton

18:06 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in


18:37 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Regarding a name for the new organisation.

We need a name which has an overall image, similar to that of Shelter:

Punchy, Warm, Easy to pronounce, musical without having to spell it twice - no tongue twisters, and which conjures up a positive picture in one's mind.
Are there any property-owning advertising/designers out there ?

Not keen on the word union or alliance.
UK Landlord Property Hub?
Property & Landlord Hub (PLanetH)
Pro Landlord Hub (ProLandlord) / (ProLandHb)
Planet Property
Landlord Hub
Landlord Property & Hub (LP&H)

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