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


Larry Sweeney

16:48 PM, 6th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Allan ,Thanks for your pledge and also your offer to go and promotebthe Alliance. Go and email us in order that we have your details. You are absolutely correct Apathy is the problem. I have always said that and we are missing many emails from those who have pledged support here. Folks get on and email us as per your pledges here.


18:50 PM, 6th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in.


20:57 PM, 12th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Larry.
Great work
I am in and I have poster it on our local landlord group facebook page as well as emailing it to two Landlord Ass. I am a member of.

R & P Matharu

13:26 PM, 15th October 2018, About 4 years ago

I am very pleased that some one is taking this step to help landlords.
count me in , you have my full support
good luck & best wishes

Beavon Sanderson

13:18 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Please count me in.

Larry Sweeney

14:52 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Please email your pledges to


17:56 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in and have emailed you as well

21:51 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

You've been mulling this over for 18 months but have now decided to act? Really?

Because according to Companies House you set this company up in July 2015 and it's been dormant ever since. This is not a membership organisation; it is a company limited by shares, all of which you own.

Luke P

22:17 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

James Bolton, of one solitary post on P118, Larry is well-respected, but moreover trusted amongst peers and colleagues here. He has proved himself a formidable opponent, certainly of local government before and you will not sway many (if any) with comments like that.

Are you worried?

Paul Maguire

22:30 PM, 17th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by James Bolton at 17/10/2018 - 21:51
Interesting first post having joined today. Are you a landlord or are you employed by Shelter?? Thanks for your fortifying [for me] comment about a more pro-active Landlord Association. Don't forget to email your pledge to

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