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


York Landlord

10:49 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thank you for stepping up Larry, definitely in.

Colin Massey

10:51 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I am definitely in, The other two bodies are largely useless, in my opinion.

kathleen drea

10:52 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 25/09/2018 - 10:37
Private landlords need a voice. Count me in.

Larry Sweeney

10:56 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thanks everybody. Luke your help will be invaluable. As regards naming and shaming individual local authorities there will be a section on the Website called LAW. Local authority watch. We will relentlessly hold them to account. How many members of the public are aware that LCC was convicted of a data offence in the magistrates court. A rogue council.


11:07 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in.
I'd like to see a rogue tenant register too.


11:08 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in!
A very brave step Larry!

Can we have an educating the tenant department please and a yes/No chart for how to keep the pressure up and who to go to next when we get negative/blocking answers?
Also a list of all the bad things happening to landlords and tenants to take with me when i go to speak to anyone. I know about them all but wouldn't be able to bring them all to mind at the appropriate moment as there are soooooo many of them

Larry Sweeney

11:13 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Unlike the current council loving associations there will be a section for tenants where tenants can also get templates to email and complain re the intrusive nature of licensing where councils expect us to spy on tenants how many to a room etc.

James Fraser

11:13 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 25/09/2018 - 09:50
Surely It should join forces with The Landlords Union - bigger, stronger, more coverage etc?

Appalled Landlord

11:13 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Great work Larry, I'm in!


11:16 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in. I have telephoned the RLA this morning to express my disappointment regarding a recent article they have published by Polly Neate of Shelter regarding accidental landlords. No supporting evidence or statistics to support the claims she makes. How the RLA could publish such vacuous drivel is beyond me.

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