Trending topics on the Property Tribes forum – Landlords’ Barometer #85

Welcome to the September edition of the  “Landlords Barometer” where I bring you the trending topics and news from the Property Tribes forum.

With the end of furlough on the horizon, the Government U-turn on the eviction ban, and rumours of major property tax hikes, I think it’s safe to say that landlords are facing a lot of challenges in the coming months.

Here are the most viewed topics of the past month:

1. Covid19 triple tax raid planned by Treasury

Rumours abound that the Chancellor has property tax hikes – CGT, inheritance, and corporation tax – in his sights to try and shore up the post-Covid19 economy.

2.  I’m selling to beat the rumoured tax rises!

This landlord is so worried about potential property tax hikes that he’s selling up some of his BTL’s to try and beat them.

3.  Government makes eviction ban U-turn!

Over 80 reactions to this shock news that has got landlords very riled and put many in desperate circumstances!

4.  Video: glimpse of REAL landlord life

A PT member has posted a video of what he found when a property was returned to him recently.  It’s not pretty.

5.  Which way now – a BTL “crossroads” moment?!

This landlord is having a “crossroads” moment and seeks advice from the community.

6. Houses vs. flats – which is best for BTL?

This evergreen question is debated by myself and Paul Mahoney, M.D. of Nova Financial as part of a series of “head to head” discussions.

7.  Sourcing deals through estate agents

Property developer John Howard and myself extol the virtues of estate agents in helping landlords source property deals!

Video of the Month:

Property developer John Howard talks about the importance of the Land Registry and also issues a warning:


Property Tribes news:

The NRLA and Property Tribes recently announced a content collaboration which will feature a monthly interview and discussion between Ben Beadle, CEO of the NRLA and myself.

The September “Landlord Lens” will focus on the eviction U-turn and property training.

Find out more and register for a place

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