New Landlord Association seeking pledges

New Landlord Association seeking pledges

8:30 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 3 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


by Larry Sweeney

8:24 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Thank you all for the suggestions. I am not going to worry too.much about names for now. I want to crack on and get our organisation up running and fighting our corner. All I am concerned about now is the numbers. If we have a min of 1000 members we are viable and can legitimately say to the media, Councils etc that we represent a large body of Landlords.

by CazT

8:42 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 27/09/2018 - 07:51
Ooops, haven’t seen that one!

by Neil Patterson

9:02 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Hi Larry, I will place your article prominently in the weekend newsletter as it goes out to 8 times as many people. However they are not always as proactive as everyone that gets the daily news so we will see what happens 🙂
For everyone that says they are in if they can find one other landlord and so on the 100+ we have now will hopefully grow quickly by word of mouth. Then we also have all the landlord meetings and networking events that members go to which should pick up a few at each event.

by alison leivers

9:12 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Im in

by CPM

9:17 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Count me in also

by Paul

9:23 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Count me in. The government only responds to those who make the most noise!

by NW Landlord

9:35 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Shelter for

by Larry Sweeney

9:39 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Thanks Neil. Re Paul Holmes comment absolutely on the mark. We intend to make a lot of noise . First lets get the numbers.

by Luke P

9:47 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 27/09/2018 - 09:02
I have another LL not on here that will pledge and will soon email all our local association members (180+) to ask for their individual support too.

by Anne Nixon

9:50 AM, 27th September 2018, About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 27/09/2018 - 08:24
I really think you need to publicise this elsewhere as well as on here Larry (eg. PT and FB).
The wider the word is spread the better, and you would soon pass your 1000 mark I'm sure.

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