Welcome to my first “Landlords Barometer” for 2020!
I hope all EYE readers had a peaceful and relaxing break and managed to re-charge batteries for the exciting and challenging year ahead.
At Property Tribes, our new content campaign named “Landlord 20/20 Vision” launched on January 1 and landlords were back in force on the forums to discuss what the new year might bring.
The “Landlord 20/20 Vision” campaign is running every day throughout this month, and each day we are featuring a different industry commentator with their thoughts on what landlords should be doing in 2020 to survive and thrive.
We are also giving practical things for landlords to do, such as suggested reading lists, events to attend, and interesting content to subscribe to.
Here are the most viewed topics of the year so far from this campaign:
Graham Rowan – 20/20 landlord “stress test” with Graham Rowan of Elite Investor Club.
Landlords need to project into the future with David Cox, CEO of ARLA
Think local, net cashflow, & how to add value with Richard Donnel of Zoopla
Economist view: Be cautious but be optimistic with David Smith of the Sunday Times
Lendlord – portfolio fitness regime for 2020 with Landlord CEO Aviram Shahar
Meanwhile, some other topics have been getting serious traction:
Property Tribes has been in the media lately: We were in the Mail On Sunday with an article about our popular youtube channel which has over 10K subscribers and one million views. The title is somewhat unfortunate and inaccurate, but otherwise it’s a reasonable read for the MOS!
I was also featured in an article on Love Money about holiday lets and property hotspots for 2020:
Finally, a date for your diary:
On Monday at 7.30pm on BBC1, Inside Out’s London edition will be investigating the property training sector where they believe some people are getting into a worse financial position as a result of training with self-proclaimed property “gurus”.
A belated happy new year to all EYE readers and thanks for visiting my column.