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



10:05 AM, 19th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Janet Carnochan at 19/10/2018 - 08:59

Norfolkngood View Profile

14:22 PM, 20th October 2018, About 4 years ago

27 years a Landlord:
My goal was long term foresight so I could support myself in my retirement.
Sacrificed decades of what many households would consider necessities.
I risked all I had, matched with determination to succeed.
I’ve turned un-inhabitable properties into Good homes.
When first time buyers were too timid to buy due to short term lows or high prices I still played the long game, and continued to purchase and provide homes.
I Became a social worker to many of my tenants, most have had their problems at some point during their tenancy with me.
My concerns are not just for myself but for my tenants, I have many of 10 year stays, all on an initial 6 months, no rise in their rent while they stayed in the same house.
Really getting F’doff with the boo hoo’s and short sighted politicians just aggravating the whole situation.
You have my pledge Mr Sweeney.
(I will also email you as per your update)
I don’t expect miracles,
Section 24 is a total game changer in my situation. This stupid tax really stands to Bankrupt me. I am sickened by the move and by the continuing attacks to private landlords.
I hope such a new Association will give a united voice to landlords, continue to help unite landlords, and work in with the organisations such as Property 118 that already provide some strength to landlords.
Chris Baker


14:49 PM, 20th October 2018, About 4 years ago

I am in a similar situation to Chris Baker. A landlord for 25 years
without a complaint from any tenant. I have been understanding
as far as possible with rent arrears, helped my tenants as much as possible with all aspects of renting. One tenant has been with
me since I started 25 years ago. Now I am watching it all go down the pan for all the reasons covered on this website. I have pledged my contribution and I wish Larry every success with the new venture.

Mick Roberts View Profile

15:57 PM, 20th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Baker at 20/10/2018 - 14:22

That mirrors me for 20 years.

I din't have Sky TV, yet all me tenants did.
We are Policemen, Social Worker, Debt collector, Home provider, Taker of Abuse.

I've had tenants 20 years.

I met with MP yesterday & told him had to evict a tenant (been with me 10 years) this month cause of Selective Licensing & she wasn't paying enough rent for 5 years which I let go, but now Licensing here, can no longer afford to do that. She is now homeless & lost her 2 kids. All cause of Licensing. He said I din't have to evict her & can't blame it on Licensing. So I let her live there & not pay the proper rent do I?


9:27 AM, 28th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Ok, this is the right thing to do and exactly at the right time. The PRS will be rendered utterly unviable if the relentless onslaught of misinformation, lies, political propaganda , and entrenched media bias is left unchallenged.
The NLA and other so called Landlord Associations have proven to be utterly ineffective in the political areana preferring appeasement and fudge rather than standing firm on the crucial interests affecting the PRS.
The PRS is a huge industry providing much needed housing and substantially under pinning local economies across the Uk. We have real power to affect change, it simply needs harnessing.
We done Larry, we are. So, step up, step up the big minds and players of the PRS, this is your calling to fall in full square with Larry and the Landlords Allience.
Larry, you have my £100 pledge and my commitment to help out in anyway I can.

Larry Sweeney

20:43 PM, 29th October 2018, About 4 years ago

Thank you Anthony. Have you emailed us orfer that we can log your pledge and contact you.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118 View Profile

11:30 AM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

The anti landlord spin Doctors are now clearly getting worried. Why else would they go to these lengths?

It will be interesting to see whether other landlord forums pick up on this and how they report it. Sadly, controversy and infighting amongst landlord attracts readers, which in turn attracts advertising revenue. Will other forums favour the cause or will they favour controversy and the advertising revenue it attracts?


13:33 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 05/11/2018 - 11:30
Wow, someone’s got their knickers in a twist! What a ridiculous article, very poor ‘reporting’, I imagine he is somehow involved with ‘the other side’. Sticks and stones etc.......

TheMaluka View Profile

13:53 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 05/11/2018 - 11:30
I wonder what the reaction would be if we said something similar about one of the major trade unions?

Appalled Landlord

15:01 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by CazT at 05/11/2018 - 13:33
He describes himself as “a citizen journalist and campaigner for renters’ rights.” and offers “Liberal smugness”

This is how he drew Polly Neate’s attention to the Landlords Alliance, on Twitter:

Jon Patience‏ @smoulderstoat Nov 3
Hi @Shelter @pollyn1 have you seen this, which makes some pretty serious and completely false allegations about you?

He must be very naive if he thinks that the piece about Shelter on the Alliance’s website makes false allegations.

He claims in his article that “donors to Shelter do so in the full knowledge of what their money will be used for:” I don’t think many donors realise that their money is used to keep delinquent tenants in situ.

He seems to think that Shelter shops are worth mentioning “Yet more is income from their own shops”. He must not realise that 92.5% of shop takings is spent on the salaries of the 177 shop employees and “other shop costs”, leaving about £630k profit, i.e.about 1% of Shelter’s income and expenditure

So I doubt whether he realises that Shelter’s campaigning (which he does not include in his list of their activities) will result in a smaller PRS and higher rents.

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