Landlords’ Barometer — #56: Why the market is becoming more unforgiving

Welcome to the latest edition of the “Landlords’ Barometer”.

This year has got off to a very busy start for the private rented sector, and we’ve had lots of discussions over the past month reflecting this.

1. Review of BBC “Panorama” programme about Section 21 “no fault” evictions

Landlords were up in arms about the inaccuracies portrayed in this programme and Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action reveals what he said that got left out of the
final cut.

2. Opinion: The market is becoming more unforgiving

I state the reasons why the market is becoming much less forgiving of landlords and what this means for those already in the game, and those thinking of starting out in BTL.

3. Changes to HMO regulations

David Smith of Anthony Gold Solicitors joins me for this exclusive video about changes to HMO regulations.

4. A sign of the Section 24 times? There has been a dramatic 80% slump in buy to let lending

There has been a dramatic 80% slump in buy to let lending

5. EPCs now affecting mortgages and lending

The humble EPC is becoming even more important to landlords as new legislation ap-proaches.

6. Labour say pets should be a “default” position

Find out what landlords think of Labour’s proposals to allow tenants to keep pets by default.

Event news:

The Northern edition of the NALS Annual Conference is taking place in York on March 7.

The theme is “Regulation. Innovation. Inspiration” and, having attended myself on several occasions, I can vouch that it is a really valuable day out for anyone with an interest in the private rented sector.

More details and tickets available here.

The National Landlord and Investment Show is taking place at Olympia in London on March 15.

Tickets are FREE and there are lots of seminars, debates, and networking.

More information and free tickets available here.

I also recently did an interview with another EYE columnist, Ed Mead.

Thank you for reading my column.

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