Landlords’ Barometer – #54: A year of unprecedented challenges and threats to sector

Welcome to the final “Landlords’ Barometer” of the year, and what a year it has been!

Landlords have faced more challenges and threats than ever before in the private rented sector. Our final round of trending topics reflect many of these.

1. Property Tribes Exclusive: Interview with Iain Duncan Smith on Section 24

Filmed at the Landlord and Investment Show at Olympia last month, IDS gives his views on Section 24 and the future of the small private landlord.

2. Budget 2017 – Landlord and property perspective

All the parts of the Budget 2017 relevant to landlords – and their reactions!

3. Are higher value properties a better investment?

With many landlords heading north for higher yields and lower value properties, I state the case for having a few higher value properties rather than lots of cheap ones.

4. Interest rate rise – landlord perspective

With the first base rate rise in over a decade announced in November, we share the impact on landlords and hear their reactions.

5. Five reasons why I am feeling positive about BTL

With so much negativity and landlord bashing in the media, I give my five reasons why landlords should keep the faith with BTL.

6. Landlords increasingly repelled by Universal Credit?

Find out why the Property Tribes community are turning away from letting to tenants in receipt of Universal Credit.

Event news:
The popular Landlord and Investment Roadshows for 2018 have just been announced.
These free events bring together landlords, educators, property commentators and exhibitors into a great day out for learning and networking.
Find out more and book your FREE tickets here:
https://www.propertytribes.com/landlord-investment-shows-for-2018-announced-t-127632064.html

Thank you for reading my column and season’s greetings to all readers and all at EYE who have done such a great job throughout 2017 of keeping us all informed.

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