Landlords’ Barometer #70: Time for landlords to get militant – or get out

Welcome to this edition of the Landlords’ Barometer, bringing you trending topics from which unsurprisingly have something of a political slant!

In exciting news, we are pleased to report that one of our videos (with investment commentator Graham Rowan below) has topped 10,000 views. A record for our Youtube channel!

1. Graham Rowan – “BTL in 2019? I’m out!”

The respected investment commentator Graham Rowan explains why he sold up his buy-to-let investments three years ago – and this interview was recorded the day before the S21 announcement!

2. Landlord death by 26 cuts

In part 2 of our interview with Graham Rowan, he discusses all the anti-landlord legislation of the past five years and says it’s time to “Get militant or get out!”

3. Are you preparing for “Corbygeddon”?

Over 150 replies to this topic which discusses the impact of a Corbyn government on the private rented sector.

4. Landlords advised “Get out while you can!”

The chief executive of Grainger, one of Britain’s biggest rental firms, has said that amateur landlords should give up and buy shares in her company instead.

Helen Gordon, whose company includes build-to-rent operations, told The Times that the traditional rental sector’s days are numbered.

5. The RLA has warned of a mass sell off by BTL landlords

A quarter of private landlords are looking to sell at least one property over the next year according to new research published by the Residential Landlords Association.

6. First evidence that the Tenant Fee Ban = rent rises

Anecdotal evidence from landlords on this claim.

Upcoming events:
The Landlord and Investment Show lands at London Olympia on June 13. Get your free tickets here.

The RLA are running a webinar on the impact of Section 21 on the private rented sector on June 4 at 11am. Register for your free place:

Themed content:
We recently ran “Portfolio Landlords Week” where we focused on how landlords can grow portfolios in the current market conditions, and how the gap is widening between small landlords and portfolio landlords in such areas as tax and finance.

Monday – Launch of “Portfolio Landlords Week” with Tony Gimple of Less Tax for Landlords and we meet Robert, a portfolio landlord based on the south coast to hear about his property journey.

Tuesday – Finance for portfolio landlords with Shawbrook Bank and Property Tribes Financial Services. (Video in footer).

Wednesday – Insurance for portfolio landlords with Alan Boswell Group and we meet a husband/wife portfolio landlord team JP and Angela Barakat.

Thursday – Tax for portfolio landlords with Tony Gimple of Less Tax for Landlords and we feature Tony’s presentation from the Spring Property Investor Show.

Friday – Portfolio landlord with four decades of experience, John Howard, shares his tips and we meet Chris, a portfolio landlord based in St. Albans.

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  1. Will2

    Such a shame the RLA and NLA are such whimps and not fighting to protect landlords from the ravages of the failed Conservative party with their anti prs actions. Landlords need to be far more radical against these political bully boys/girls.

    1. Woodentop

      What do ARLA & NLA represent? A group of people with no political pressure.

  2. Country Boy

    ARLA and NAEA are no longer for the members both are profit making training companies welcoming Government red tape, just like RICS.




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