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


Dennis Leverett

11:17 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in, well done Larry.

Paul landlord

11:17 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

AT LAST!! is what I say. I'm in. Been totally fed up with the RLA and NLA representation (or lack of it) for years but no alternative. Don't want to sound negative but after the constant drip, drip, drip of poison into every non landlords mind daily for years are we too late? Have we passed a tipping point? Im still in anyway- always ready to fight our cause.

Caroline Brooks

11:20 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Larry, thank you for doing this for us landlords. I'm in.

Darren Peters

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

I'll pledge £100. Other half will also post this link on various other landlord groups

Larry Sweeney

11:26 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Once again folks we need the numbers. Spread the word. Get agents who can sign up landlords. Once we have the numbers, i have already a strategy for evictions. Apart from the hoops we must jump through , we then must wait 8 to 10 weeks for a court bailiff or transfer up to the high court. This is crazy. I want the legislation amended and i dont see how anybody Labour or Conservative can object. This is simple. The courts are backlogged. It is in nobodys interest that a tenant can sit for weeks until the bailiff physically evicts him. I want legislation amended so that landlords can use certificated enforcement agents to carry out evictions. This will wipe the back log out and landlords should have their property back on the date stated on the court order. Tenants will know the exact date they must vacate and tenants will not be pursued for high court costs instead just the cost of an enforcement agent. Even the Enforcement companies benefit through volume and HMCTS do not have a waiting list which they cannot cope with. Landlords are being awarded rent arrears on court orders which is a farce, as in reality it is in many cases uncollectable. Let us stream line evictions. We are not asking for major legislative changes simply a tweak to allow us to speed up evictions after the court decrees that we are entitled to posession. No more waiting time. Where were the NLA /RLA on this. They were nowhere. This is a flavour of the kind of organisation I want us to have.

11:27 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Great work Larry, i will be 100% in.
It is important that we get momentum here, there were a few high profile contributors on the 'all about property' facebook page posting about section 24 and the Labour government recently. If we can get one of them to post about this subject, it would swell the numbers. Does anyone know them personally?

Karen Holtge

11:29 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I would sign up.

Allyson McCord

11:29 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I will support this. It is a good idea and will be a much needed strong and proper voice for landlords.

Richard Harrison

11:31 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in.

Larry Sweeney

11:33 AM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thanks Danny good point. Remember the magic figure is 1000. Then we are viable. We build on that and make no mistake we drive the others to the wall. One agressive organisation fighting 100% against the disgusting viification of hard working tax paying entrepreneurs.

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