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


Ken A

18:14 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Please count me in.

Howard Michaels

18:16 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Count me in too please.


18:43 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

i'm in

Jack Craven

19:22 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I am in. Even though I am getting out!

Michael Barnes

20:37 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

LLs need aggressive lobbying on the issues they face.
I promise you my £100.

I presume this is England only, as housing is devolved?

Larry Sweeney

21:00 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Thank you Michael and valid point but we welcome applications from all parts of the UK. Our consultant Mr Allan is ready to lobby for all Landlord issues anywhere in the Union.

Gwen Davies

21:34 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

I’m in! Well done and thank you for doing this. No more talk just on with the job! That’s wonderful!

John Bullock

21:39 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Hi Larry,

Definitely very supportive. I think we should have three areas of focus and I would suggest;
S24FA15 - restriction on relief of loans associated with property.
HHSRS2004 - Selective Licensing
GDPR - compliance or lack of by Local Authorities.

The second would provide what I call QIR - Quick Impact Results as local representatives could challenge local issues using a proven results driven tactics. I think providing wins early on would demonstrate worthiness in the arena such as those you have delivered.

In my experience as a Councillor and Accountant I’ve witnessed first hand poor decision making so the name of the organisation should be catalystic. Your job title could be a Catalyst!

I’m in.

The Landlord

22:19 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago


Goodluck 🙂

Larry Sweeney

22:19 PM, 25th September 2018, About 4 years ago

Big Thanks to Councillor John Bullock for your support. John I am very well aware of the great work you do mitigating the effects of section 24 on landlords. We will now start the fightback on everyfront and we value your advise. We are well on the way to building a team to fight back , no holds barred. No more cheap shots at honest hard working tax paying landlords. We have a message for politicians , Councils and the useless associations. No more cheap shots. We still live in a democracy and property owners have rights. We pay tax and , and any organisation or body that makes allegations which cannot be substantiated will absolutely find themselves facing a defamation action. Forget the old regime, forget the NLA/RLA /Councils. New Regime.

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