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


Joanna Fear

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

Count me in.


14:22 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in, too. Can you tell us something about yourself, Larry.

York Landlord

14:24 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Larry, I commend you for all the hard work you must have put in to date.
The annual subscription would be a tax deductible expense and I am more than willing to gross the annual fee upwards thereby also gifting my tax relief to the Alliance. This could be an optional payment if members wished. I'm in.

Larry Sweeney

14:28 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thanks to York Landlord ,and yes subscriptions to professional bodies are tax deductible. We are doing well and hopefully will have our website up in the very near future. Keep spreading the word. Get the pledges on here so we know the figures. As explained we are also working in the background with a number of agents. I dont want to formally start until we have the numbers as we wont hang about. We will start campaiging aggresively from day one. No more Criminal landlord crap.

Monty Bodkin

14:35 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

On behalf of myself and HMRC, count us in.
£60 from me and the £40 income tax that they would have been getting.
May I suggest the landlord licencing registers are targeted for members, along with the accredited landlord registers.
The vast majority of law abiding landlords are against these licensing scams as the mock "consultation" results show.

Luke P

14:40 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Larry,

I've just left the Humber Landlords Association (South Bank) AGM and had a quick chat amongst the Steering Committee afterwards and we have agreed an initial support of £500 with a further individual commitment from me.

Janet Carnochan

14:58 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I'm in.

Kathy Evans

15:02 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Janet Carnochan at 25/09/2018 - 14:58
I'd join. FSB does sweet fa for me these days.

John Walker

15:05 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Larry,
Please count me in, it will be £100 well invested if things go according to plan.
Best wishes.

Larry Sweeney

15:14 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thanks Luke and Thanks to everybody else also. Monty as regards the Landlord registers we are on it, but didnt want to educate the current useless organisations.

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