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


Bob Hurst

10:41 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in

tony tony

10:44 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

count me in

Darren Moore

11:24 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Whilst I have no reason to doubt the motives behind this venture, is it not worth considering that further dividing the collective voice of landlords may actually be counter-productive? Would it perhaps not be a better idea to campaign for an amalgamation of the existing landlord associations thus achieving a unified, more powerful and therefore more effective voice?


11:25 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 03/10/2018 - 10:04
Please don’t give up because of lacklustre pledging. We must keep banging on about it to everyone and anyone who should be involved. I can’t help much from here in Spain, but I’ve updated my pledge and I’m so impressed with Larry and everyone else who is working for this.

TheMaluka View Profile

11:51 AM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Darren Moore at 03/10/2018 - 11:24
The landlord associations have not been very effective so far, what gives you the impression that they will be more successful in the future even if amalgamated (which will never happen)?
Larry's new organisation is a breath of fresh air and I can assure you that it will not be a chocolate teapot.

Darren Moore

12:24 PM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi David. I was merely posing the question as to whether this has been considered. I am sure that many opponents of the landlord community would relish the chance to further divide and conquer. I don't profess to be an expert or to have all the answers but my understanding is that the NLA came about as the direct result of the amalgamation of smaller landlord associations. You may know better than me why a merger of the two main trade associations is unlikely but I have never been aware of any sort of concerted campaign to push for it. Much easier to build on what exists rather than start from scratch I would have thought? If all this has already been explored and deemed impossible to achieve then I agree that the formation of a new association may well be the best way forward.

Luke P

12:41 PM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Darren Moore at 03/10/2018 - 12:24
If you (and others), assuming you have an existing NLA/RLA membership cancel it and we could slowly become the main voice...

Dennis Leverett

13:13 PM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm already in, optimistic and spreading the word but here is an "interesting" comment I got back. "you are asking me to give £100.00 to someone I have never met, know nothing about along with a 1000 other people on the promise of something that may never happen, you're having a laugh, nice little earner though!!". His words not mine and he is a very successful person. Take it how you like but a fair comment and probably a good excuse for the apathetic. From my marketing experience I would have expected a better sign up result so far especially from a "captured" audience. I know Landlords need this service but do they really want it or are most burying their heads and missing the point. I also think it's a bit open on here and so far the enemy aren't taking it seriously based on results so far. How do we e mail privately on here?

Neil Patterson View Profile

13:41 PM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Don't forget it was P118 readers that overturned West Brom and broke the back of further lenders defrauding landlords!
It can be done. Only the very few as a percentage are vocal, but the few can make it happen and drag the many along.

Larry Sweeney

13:45 PM, 3rd October 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Dennis. Thank you for your own support. It is appreciated. As regards the comment by your friend about giving £100 to someone he does not know, and to answer the point by the other contributor re merging associations. Firstly tell the cynic that I am investing a lot of time to get this running. Unpaid time so far and am supplying offices rent free initially as well as funding other set up costs web build etc. Were we not to get the numbers I will be out of pocket far in excess of 100 lousy quid. We dont need negative cynics like him and hopefully he does not join us. Tell him to give his money to the NLA. They will give him a lovely magazine every year. Re the point about merging , i dont see it happening and both organisations ate already running with the hare and hunting with the hounds. The contributors and pledges we have received here have been fantastic and I am 100% comitted to get our organisation on the road. Our email is now out there and please email us your pledge.

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