Landlords’ Barometer – #40: Is the private rented sector bleeding to death?

Welcome to “Landlords’ Barometer #40” … bringing you trending landlord and property topics.

1. 5 reasons why the PRS is bleeding to death

In this hard hitting, no holds barred post, I look at the key factors that are draining the private rented sector of landlords and money.

2. Buy to let hotspots for 2017?

This is a community-generated list of places that are likely to be good for property investment next year. Why not add YOUR thoughts?

3. Prime Minister urged to consider “living rents”

Landlords give their reactions to this scheme, which can only be described as “hare-brained”!

4. Two and three bed houses to be “un-viable” for BTL due to new higher mortgage “stress” tests

Will there be a decline in 2 and 3 bed rental stock due to new mortgage “stress” tests ultimately meaning that landlords have to put in much bigger deposits?

5. Happy 21st birthday to Northwood!

I talk to Northwood MD Eric Walker on the occasion of Northwood’s 21st birthday and find out about the past, present, and future of this long-standing estate agency.

6. A tenant died in my property

What to do if this unfortunate situation occurs in your rental stock.

Thank you for reading my column and I hope you find these insights useful to your business and decisions that you make where landlords are involved.

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