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Maybe I was wrong about the National Landlords Alliance

Maybe I was wrong about the National Landlords Alliance

Heaven knows I haven’t been an unequivocal supporter of the National Landlords Alliance. I’ve reported on its curious origins, how its members don’t acquire any of the usual rights of members and are effectively just making a donation, the Information Commissioner’s probe into them, queries about their staffing, and their overreaction to being scrutinised. And I may have mentioned them on Twitter once or twice. Up to now, I’d always taken it for granted that the Alliance was a bad…

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Information Commissioner launches probe into National Landlords Alliance

Information Commissioner launches probe into National Landlords Alliance

In a post on the landlords’ website Property 118, National Landlords’ Alliance CEO Larry Sweeney has confirmed that his organisation is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office in relation to a “Rogue Tenants Database” that’s referred to on his website. There’s absolutely no information about this database on the Alliance’s website. For non-members the site just displays a message saying the information is available to members only. It’s a matter of legitimate public concern (and of particular concern to…

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The National Landlords’ Alliance – keeping it in the family

The National Landlords’ Alliance – keeping it in the family

I had not intended to return to the so-called National Landlords’ Alliance, not least because they’ve been well covered elsewhere.However, a curious incident on Twitter has brought to light a potential further issue with this organisation. Over the past few weeks I’ve had a number of replies on Twitter from someone called “Steff.” Steff seems a little obsessed with me and, specifically, what I do for a living. Over the past few months all of her tweets have been at…

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More on the National Landlords Alliance: they don’t like it up ’em.

More on the National Landlords Alliance: they don’t like it up ’em.

  Well, I seem to have ruffled a few feathers with my previous post about the National Landlords Alliance. First, there was this helpful post on the Property118 landlords’ forum: Thanks for all the extra traffic, guys. Let’s be clear, though, asking questions of one landlord organisation doesn’t make me an “anti landlord spin Doctor.” Then there was this charming suggestion that landlords should, apparently, blacklist me: Cheers “Monty”, at least I have the balls to post under my own…

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On the curious case of the National Landlords Alliance

On the curious case of the National Landlords Alliance

It appears that Fergus Wilson isn’t the only landlord with a rather overinflated sense of his own importance. Friends, we now have a new favourite example of Landlord Derangement Syndrome: allow me to introduce you to the National Landlords Alliance and its CEO, Larry Sweeney. Sweeney announced plans for his Alliance in a post on the landlords’ website Property118 in which he asked his fellow landlords to pledge £100 for membership. He had, he told readers, been thinking of setting…

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