Landlords’ Barometer – #67: Only ‘smart landlords’ will survive challenges ahead

Welcome to the February edition of the Landlords’ Barometer, documenting trending topics and news for landlords.

As previously mentioned, this is a very exciting year for  as we are celebrating our tenth anniversary today – February 19 being the actual birthday of when Property Tribes went on air.

Throughout 2019, we will be championing the concept of the “Smart Landlord” as we believe that this is the profile of the landlord who will survive the challenges ahead as the private rented sector becomes more professional.

1. “Smart Landlord 2019” campaign – content index

Catch up with all the exclusive content launched under the banner of becoming a “Smart” Landlord. This includes videos, articles, and guest contributions from leading industry commentators.

2. Landlords required to join a redress scheme

Nearly 70 replies/reactions and over 10K views on this ongoing discussion to the announcement that landlords will be required to join a redress scheme.

3. Limited company for BTL is a bigger bomb than Section 24!

An experienced portfolio landlord warns against people rushing into the formation of limited companies for BTL activity.

4. Investor guide to buying in Northern cities

Many newbies are being tempted into northern cities with shiny new flats, guaranteed rent schemes, interest being paid on deposits, and stamp duty incentives – and, on the surface, it does seem very tempting. I give an alternative view of where best to invest and which property type to best leverage the “Northern powerhouse”.

5. Property guru being bankrupted by P2P lender

A self-proclaimed multi-millionaire property guru has embarked on a bizarre social media campaign claiming he is being unfairly bankrupted by a P2P lender! Due to ongoing legal action by the lender including defamation proceedings, names have been redacted.

6. What will the PRS look like in 10 years’ time?

Landlords fear further government intervention in the PRS which could include Rent Controls, blanket selective licensing, and a version of Section 24 for limited companies.

7. Social tenant left without heating and hot water for over a week!

Myself and other twitter users used social media to highlight the plight of a social tenant who is a mum with small child left in a flat with no heating and hot water. Our efforts resulted in her being interviewed for ITV London News!

Event news:

Property Tribes has a discounted ticket offer to attend the inaugural “Short Stay Show” at London Excel on March 14.

The Short Stay Show serves an exciting ecosystem of property, accommodation, technology, hospitality, business travel, guest experience and tourism, and is a must-attend for anyone who is looking to new opportunities when it comes to their property portfolios:

Get your FREE tickets to the Landlord Investment Show on March 21 at London Olympia where Iain Duncan Smith will be sitting on the panel debate:

EYE would like to congratulate Property Tribes on achieving such a milestone

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