Landlords’ Barometer – #61: Buy-to-let becomes cry-to-let

Welcome to another edition of the Landlords Barometer, bringing you the landlord buzz!

  1. Cry to let: Stamp duty threat in Autumn Budget 2018
    Landlords are concerned that the Chancellor has them in his sights again, and that there will be additional Stamp Duty taxation announced in the Autumn Budget!
  2. Carney warns of house price correction if no deal Brexit
    Landlords respond to Carney’s opinion about house prices if there is no hard Brexit.
  3. Base rate rise = time to raise rents? As heavyweight landlord Fergus Wilson announces an immediate rent rise of £50 per calendar month, per property, due to the recent base rate rise, landlords reflect on if this is ethical or even viable in the current market conditions.
  4. BTL vs. shares – has the pendulum swung Landlords discuss this evergreen topic. At the time of writing, 99 comments and over 5,000 views!
  5. You would have to be brave or stupid to invest in BTL!
    Landlords share their views on this controversial topic title.
  6. Stamp duty receipts down by a third of a £bn
    George Osborne is in the frame for introducing policies that reduce tax receipts!

Video of the month
During a recent visit to the capital, I took time out to record my views on the London property market:
Event news:
The Residential Landlords Association will hold its Future Renting conference in London on September 13 at Imperial College.
The event, at the college’s Kensington campus, will include a packed programme featuring a range of expert speakers who will address delegates on issues including legislation changes, tax, welfare reform, licensing and fire safety.

There will also be the opportunity to meet other landlords and agents, share your experiences and pick up advice, support and offers from a range of exhibitors.
Speakers confirmed so far include property expert Kate Faulkner, as well as Dr David Smith, partner at Anthony Gold Solicitors and RLA policy director, and senior researcher Dr Tom Simcock of the RLA.

Find out more and order your tickets:
The new Landlord Investment Show Awards have been launched. The bash is on Thursday November 15 at the Grosvenor House, London from 6pm t0 12.30am.

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