Landlords’ Barometer – #59: There are Leavers and Remainers in the private landlord sector

Welcome to another edition of the Landlords Barometer, bringing you a round-up of trending topics for landlords from the Property Tribes forum:

1. I am out of BTL … and feeling emotional about it … !

This landlord explains why he is exiting the sector after 15 years.

2. Could tax reform hit incorporated landlords?

With sole-trader landlords feeling the pain of Section 24, could incorporated landlords also be targeted? There are signs that they might be.

3. Property – is there anything better?

Despite the challenges, some landlords continue to feel very positive about investing in property.

4. “Dinner party” landlords selling up?

So-called ‘dinner party landlords’ are being squeezed out of the buy-to-let market, as recent tax changes and falling yields continue to impact their bottom line.

5. Long-term landlord forecast to be profitable

According to new research, for landlords who adopt a very long-term view, the future is looking bright!

6. Government responds to 3% Stamp Duty surcharge and S24 petition

Landlords react to the government’s “cut and paste” response.

Event news:
The next National Landlord and Investment Show takes place at London Olympia on June 14. Tickets are FREE and there are lots of seminars, debates, and networking.
More information and free tickets available from:

Property Tribes news:
I am pleased to report that our youtube channel has now topped half a million views.
We now have over 750 videos and landlords watch a total of 39 days of video a month on our channel and this is increasing.

In May, Property Tribes was pleased to welcome Checkatrade as a new sponsor:

In June, we were delighted to welcome Ideal Flatmate as a new sponsor:

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