Landlords’ Barometer – #53: Politics, politics, politics – it’s all a bit much

Welcome to a special “themed edition” of the Landlords’ Barometer where we showcase landlord reactions to the latest political announcements about the private rented sector.

1. Is our Prime Minister on another planet?

A PT member sparks a lively debate about Conservative intentions to regulate the private rental sector.

2. The Rentier Economy – the PRS under Labour

Landlords discuss Jeremy Corbyn’s plans, including rent controls.

3. Will you still be a landlord in five years’ time?

This discussion has achieved a lot of traction within our community with many landlords expressing their view.

4. Five threats that should be on every landlord’s radar

I outline five key threats that all landlords and letting agents need to be aware of, some of which many landlords will be completely unaware of.

5. The Prudential Regulation Authority’s curbs on mortgage lending will make Section 24 look like a walk in the park!

Section 24 still appears to be the focus for many landlords, however PRA is now embedding and will cause far more problems for landlords with four or more properties than S24.

Event news:
See you at the Property Investor Show this Friday and Saturday! The property tribes will be gathering at ExCeL in London this Friday and Saturday for the UK’s premier property investor and landlord event.

I am hosting the “Great Landlords Debate” on the Friday with an expert panel, and will be sitting as a panellist on the Saturday debate, which is hosted by Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action.
Tickets and seminars are free and you can register via this link:

NALS annual conference
I will be hosting a “breakout” session at the NALS Conference in London on October 26. The theme of the event is “Regulation – Innovation – Inspiration” and keynote speakers will be delivering a well-rounded programme of information to help letting agents survive in the challenging times ahead.
Further information and tickets here:

Thank you for reading my column and hope to see you somewhere down the property trail!


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