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


Monty Bodkin

16:21 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

His views on landlords may be a self-fulfilling prophesy.
A quick 2 minute name search by any even half decent landlord would be enough to reject him as a prospective tenant.
Sadly ironic.

Jack Craven

17:47 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Mark, Just followed the link and read the following comment by Mr AW. 60 million would only house a few dozen, taking the average house price in the uk as £226k it would by 265 properties, that would seem to be more than a few dozen, in fact its 22 dozen. 226 is not enough to house all the homeless, but its a lot more than zero, which they currently own.
This set me thinking, If they used the 60 million the same way that most buy to let landlords do I.E. 15% deposit and finance the ballance by my reconing they could provide in excess of 176 thousand homes ?


20:39 PM, 5th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Someone by the name of James has commented, I wonder if it is James Bolton?

peter cookson

5:28 AM, 6th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Very good idea , NLA , RLA seem in my eyes to be yes men?
People in droves have the power as long as they do not loose sight of aggressiveness and not stand for any “ bull shit”.
Think of the french wagon drivers any crap the government brings out they just block the roads and bring the country to a stand still.
I am happy to be a member .
Good Landlords provide a Service that goverments and councils cannot provide , we live and breath the job 24-7 not 9-5 are doors stay open.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118 View Profile

8:14 AM, 6th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jack Craven at 05/11/2018 - 17:47
Please remember that £60,000,000 is their annual Budget, not a one time budget.

How many homes could they have provided in their existence, as opposed to frittering it away so destructively on anti-landlord politics?

Luke P

8:15 AM, 6th November 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by peter cookson at 06/11/2018 - 05:28
It’s a very British trait to get mildly cross and rather quickly lose our initial aggressive stance.

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