Open Letter to Landlords and ShelterMake Text Bigger
Landlords, Our sector is under attack like never before.
Politicians and pressure groups who want to tax and regulate the PRS out of existence are causing unbelievable hardship for tenants. The new UK tax on turnover goes against all the basic norms of accountancy rules. I wish here to address all the P118 readers who have read about our new Alliance and not pledged.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and pledge your £100.
Our Members who have pledged have responded very firmly to those who have raised concerns. For the avoidance of doubt we intend to stop the media hysteria about bad landlords and ensure that legislation is reviewed as a matter of urgency. The vast majority of landlords are hardworking tax compliant citizens providing much needed shelter and building a pension for their future so they are not reliant on the state.
On the other side we have ignorant politicians “Charlatans” jumping on the band wagon to curry favour and votes on the back of out right lies. On the watch of the major landlord organisations we have had sect 24 imposed as well as selective licensing. Time to employ a new Guard as we face the next new threats. 3 year tenancies and the danger of massive shortages of choice for tenants, with rent controls. Mobility will be the casualty of rent controls.
To those that may be worried about the new alliance and question the £100 membership, let me say this. Luke P is one of the most respected members on this forum run by Mark and Neil. Any of these three are welcome at any time to inspect the books of the Alliance, review membership, examine any rent paid for the offices which I have supplied for free to date, as well as paying upfront for IT and web infrastructure out of my own personal capital, and finally to confirm that I as promised will take no salary initially as CEO. I may change my mind in the future, but for now I work for free and that also means taking no dividend. The invitation to be reviewed at any time by Mark, Neil, Luke or a few other trusted members known personally to me stays open indefinitely. Obviously we will not give access to confidential data to anybody and our privacy statement will reflect that.
Finally Landlords, Please come off the sidelines and onto the pitch, join us and let us go in to battle. Join the Alliance now and take positive action.
I now extend an open invitation to Polly Neate CEO of Shelter. Polly I will commit to working as CEO of the Alliance without Salary for one year. It is an honour and a privilege to do this,as it is a just and worthy cause.
I call upon you to forgo your £120k salary for 12 months and I will meet you anytime anywhere to see how together we could change the narrative. I really hope Polly that you will do the right thing. Surely if Shelter want to help tenants, it would be a good idea to present an honest balanced informed view, rather than misleading the public. Polly feel free to contact me at any time if you wish to take me up on my proposal. Just return one year of your £120k salary to the taxpayer. We look forward to a positive response.
Larry Sweeney CEO National Landlords Alliance.
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