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


Bernard Mealing

12:58 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in

philip nash

13:24 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in.

Christopher Marsden

13:28 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Ok I pledge my £100 and I hope that there are a lot more than 1000 Landlords that can see the need for this initiative.

Larry Sweeney

13:40 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thanks Christopher and everybody else. Its vital we network and keep getting the pledges. Behind the scenes and away from public view, Im delighted to confirm that we have some big players contacting us. This would not be possible without P118 on side. It is now about the numbers contact friends etc get them to pledge. Lets get a serious Landlord rep body on the road. Once i have the numbers we will hit the ground running.
I have had discussions with the CEO of an enforcement company who will now join us lobbying for the change Which i propose to the eviction procedure to bring clarity to both the landlord and tenant with respect to the court order granted. This is sonething long overdue. Landlords waiting for ever for posession despite the court granting the order. What the hell have the other associations been up to.? Sorry they have been busy assisting councils implement their schemes. No more lets gets the numbers and get to work.

Man on Stilts

13:41 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Great initiative! I have no hesitation in pledging to your new venture and will undoubtedly spread the word.
Although I reside over-seas with retaining property back in the UK, whatever I can do to help your cause, let me know - I don't mind a good fight.

Syd's Nanna

13:42 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

We would be in for helping just let us know when and how.

NW Landlord

13:43 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Are we going to arrange a large landlord get together in the near future ? That would be a good idea plus will s24 empty house council tax levy be on the agenda moving forward ?

Larry Sweeney

13:54 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

To NW landlord. Yes we can organise a meeting, but as i said first lets get the numbers. The rest will follow and our meetings unlike the NLA will only be open to our members. We will not be inviting Councils.

Anne Nixon

14:00 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 25/09/2018 - 13:54
As another disillusioned member of one of the big 2 I'm behind you all the way Larry, well done!!!

Peter Hellawell

14:07 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I will support this

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