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



10:30 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

me to

great idea . WELL DONE



10:30 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in.
Can I also suggest that you organise members to contact their MP's on a regular basis to lobby for the cause. I have met with my MP to discuss a number of issues relating to the rental business. I've not been able to change things as yet but I was alarmed to hear from my MP that I was the only Landlord that had asked to see her. She openly told me that nothing would change unless we as Landlords could speak on mass to MPs. I've spoken to both NLA and RLA to ask for assistance with lobbying and was very disappointed with the support they provided.


10:35 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Me too!

It will take a while to get traction, but it has to start somewhere.

I like the approach of keeping it simple: no need for glossy magazines, help-desk lawyers, insurance, deposit schemes etc (they're all covered); just fight the corner for (non-rogue) landlords!

Dilep View Profile

10:35 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Can't wait to start!

Larry Sweeney

10:37 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Sean . Excellent point dont worry. Its covered
We will have a template on the website which members can use to hammer mps with emails. This will be an agressive organisation make no mistake about that.

Laura Delow

10:39 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Well done indeed Larry - the greatest of journeys begin with a single step. I'm in.


10:40 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Sean Moore at 25/09/2018 - 10:30
I have many times written to, and a couple of times met in surgeries, my MP and his predecessor, both *Cons. They nod politely and take notes, and often forward responses from the Minister. I've had many generic but useless responses from David Gauke copied back to me. But nothing changes. They don't even seem to comprehend the injustices. [*Cons is possibly short for Conservatives]


10:42 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Richard Peeters at 25/09/2018 - 10:40"[*Cons is possibly short for Conservatives]"
"CONfidence tricksters" would be closer to the truth!


10:47 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 25/09/2018 - 10:37
Good initiative Larry!

Perhaps we could have a name-and-shame forum for LAs that are far too gung-ho with enforcement, seemingly victimising the easy targets (the law abiding ones who are already on the radar and easy to hit), and yet still leaving the rogues to go on about their business under-the-radar.

It stinks that some LAs will happily take decent landlords to court for relatively minor non-compliance issues, when their very own council housing and especially their temporary accommodation would never pass the same tests. It does give the impression that it's about power and revenues rather than genuine health and safety concerns for residents.

Rant over. Go for it Larry!

Luke P

10:48 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I would imagine I can promote this to the (independent) Humber Landlords Association and gain their support, even first official association membership/alignment.

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