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


Colin Dartnell

21:37 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 26/09/2018 - 20:55
Agreed, but it will be confusing, just take off the word National and all is well. Lets see what Larry says.


21:42 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Rob Crawford at 26/09/2018 - 21:17I think: Ready, Fire, Aim!

It will never be perfect, so no point waiting until all the ducks are in a row (just the important ones need to be there).
We don't want it to get bogged down with sub-committees that busy themselves working on logos and corporate colour schemes.
Let's just get on with NLA v1, and then leave the rebranding for later, when it's an established (and recognised) organisation.

The other NLA started as something else too!

John Dace

22:20 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Im in. - Just a quick comment though. We have a big image problem at the moment. Any organisation with ‘landlord’ in title is likely to have backs turned on it by everyone at the moment. ‘Housing provider’ or ‘Home provider’ type titles or similar might stop some doors being slammed in our faces. Just look at ‘Shelter’ as an example of branding that works despite what we all know about that organisation. Even something like ‘UK Homes Alliance’ or ‘THE REAL SHELTER’ !

NW Landlord

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

How about national ‘shelter’ providers association NSPA 🤣

NW Landlord

22:39 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

John that is so right branding is key to this the word landlord shouldn’t be anywhere near title people will just switch off

Grumpy Doug

22:46 PM, 26th September 2018, About 4 years ago

We'll done Larry. Count me in.


3:26 AM, 27th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Yes i am in for something real and genuine like this


7:20 AM, 27th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Might I suggest a separate post with name suggestions - this would allow Larry & co to count the pledges more easily.......


7:51 AM, 27th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by CazT at 27/09/2018 - 07:20That would be the thread for the "Organisation (Re-)Naming Subcommittee", and we need more for logo, corporate colour scheme and Mission Statement. 😉


7:57 AM, 27th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by NW Landlord at 26/09/2018 - 22:39
After sleeping on it, I find myself agreeing to remove "landlord" from the public branding. Perhaps something like "Private Rental Sector Alliance" or just "PRS Alliance" will tell the story just as well, especially to the authorities, with less danger of constant criticism from those who think that, by definition, all landlords must be rogues.

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