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As the year draws to a close, it is time to reflect on 2017 and what it brought for landlords.I think it has been a very challenging year - a year of change and uncertainty.We've had two budgets, 1 election, the advance of Section 24, the implementation of the PRA, the roll-out of Universal Credit, the first base rate rise in over a decade, landlord bashing rife in the media, and more legislation and regulation than you could shake a stick at!Property Tribes launched 2017 with our "Get into the property groove" themed month of content to get landlords fired up for the new year. For 2018, we are launching our "3 things" campaign which will showcase videos of industry commentators with their advice on the three things landlords should focus on in 2018. We've got some truly cracking content for that, so tune in from January 1st.Despite all of the above, we've remained positive and pragmatic:Reasons I am feeling positive about BTL! Thank youWe've had some great themed weeks throughout the year:Property Fraud Awareness Week 2017 - powered by Anthony Gold SolicitorsMonday An overview of property fraud & warning signsTuesday Mentor, JV, property deals, and loans scamsWednesday Rent to Rent scamsThursday Identity fraud - rental property perspectiveFriday Lettings fraud HMO Week 2017 - powered by Platinum Property PartnersMonday - Launch of HMO Week 2017 with Steve Bolton - discussing popularity of HMOs and trends in the marketTuesday - Sourcing an area suitable for an HMO and finding a suitable property Financing of HMOs - insights and criteria Wednesday - Legal and licensing considerations / refurbing an HMO and optimising the lay-outThursday - Small HMOs vs. "Super HMOs" Friday - Creating harmonious householdsSaturday - Avoiding voids in HMOsSunday - Getting rid of a bad tenant from an HMOUniversal Credit Week 2017 - powered by Caridon Landlord Solutions Launch of UC Week and free guide Universal Credit FAQs & PT member case study Landlord Managed Payments - Case Study Alternative Payment Arrangements - case study Universal Credit - Jargon buster & case studyAxe the Tenant Tax Awareness Week 2017 - powered by Tenant Tax campaignLaunch of "Axe the Tenant Tax Awareness Week" Up-date from National Landlords AssociationLandlord Gemma Shinh on impact of S24 on her Up-date from Residential Landlords Assoc. Up-date from ARLA/propertymark Tenancy Deposit Protection Week 2017 - powered by TDSMonday - TDP - history and highlights Tuesday - Choosing TDP - Custodial vs. insured scheme?Wednesday - How to protect a deposit professionallyThursday - Importance of the inventory in TDPFriday - Ending the tenancy and return of the depositSelf Managing Landlords Week 2017 - powered by UpadMonday - Should you self-manage?Tuesday - Conducting viewings
Wednesday - Most common landlord/ tenant complaintsThursday - HMO ManagementFriday - Setting up a tenancy - Legal Guide Insurance Week 2017 - powered by Alan Boswell GroupMonday - A beginner's guide to landlord insuranceTuesday - Common issues with landlord insuranceWednesday - 3 types of personal protection all landlords should considerThursday - Rent defautlers - insurance perspectiveFriday - The importance of calculating rebuild valueYoung Entrepreneurs Week 2017 - powered by Caridon Group Monday - Rajan BahraTuesday - Harvey Pearson / Sophie AliWednesday - Murat HaykirThursday - Jerome Mcbean and Shaun BarrettFriday - Daniel Jenyo.
This has been the content for "RLA Week" 2017:Monday - RLA Week 2017 - Call of the Week: MEESTuesday - RLA Week 2017: Exclusive pre-Budget researchWednesday - RLA Week 2017: Free Fire Safety TutorialThursday - RLA reaction to the Budget 2017 Friday - Landlord training On the video front, our youtube channel has had over 425,000 views and these were the top three most viewed videos of 2017:Viewed 7,871 times at the time of writing.Viewed 5,221times at the time of writing.Viewed 4,136 times at the time of writing.Here are our top discussions of the year, in terms of number of views:5 threats that should be on landlords' radar Budget 2017: Landlord & property perspectiveRents rise as Landlords exit the sector Up-date: Sold 25 properties to date > S24 Iain Duncan Smith speaks out against S24! The future of BTL not in our handsReflecting on the Grenfell TragedyHomelessness - you ain't seen nothing yet! Air B n B/serviced accommodation - reality? Guide to sourcing & setting up a holiday let Holiday let - every portfolio should have oneWarning of closure of ltd. co. loophole Signs that property market going into decline Understanding the impact of PRA on landlordsEnergy efficiency 2018 - threat to landlords BTL hotspots - where to invest in 2017? New Conservative controls for the PRS Buying property with none of your own money South East set for property boom! How to avoid a tax investigation by HMRC Conversion of department store to residential Dynamic developer - Paul Nicholson | Luxor Nicole Bremner on scaling up in 2017Impact of 2017 Election on property market S24: Interest-only mortgages less attractive? Budget 2017 - property & landlord perspective Scary stuff - underwater with MX! Will you still be a Landlord in 5 years?Fergus Wilson bans tenants from cooking curry Interest-only buy to lets coming to an end Anyone bought recently? Theresa May to offer more security for renter Spot the scam - unfolding in real time! Landlords were very much in the media in 2017:"The Week the Landlords Moved In" - Ep. 3"The Week the Landlords Moved In" - Ep. 2 BBC 1 Landlord Programme - Review Inside Out BBC London prog - more LL bashing Victoria Derbyshire "Bad Landlords" segmentThis year's "April Fool's" was viewed over 9,000 times!HMRC announces new tax landlord "paint" tax We ended the year on a high with our exclusive interview with Iain Duncan Smith MP about the impact of Section 24:A hat tip to Dislexic Landlord for being our No.1 contributor and starting some of our most insightful discussions!View Dislexic Landlord's threads and posts What was the best and the worst thing about 2017 for you? Did you have a favourite discussion or comment?A massive thank you to all our members who have contributed here in 2017 and who have used the services and products of our trusted suppliers, therefore helping secure this site's future as a free to use community resource.We have many exciting things planned for 2018, so keep tuning in, starting from 1st January 2018 when we commence our "3 things" campaign to get your new landlord year off to a flying start!
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
Wow mega post V - Do you ever sleep!
My video of the year is included in your collection - Denise Naylor LL of 29 years
I was mulling over how best to deal with sec 24 then she popped up to reinforce what i was thinking
Her endorsement of a counter intuitive strategy enabled me to press the on switch
I put into action what my head was thinking
Don`t shrink in fear - Bite back
Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com
This year has been a really good year for me apart from S24
Still doing the Landlord Shuffle and its going well
Pension planning doing well claiming back extra tax
and the Big move for me is Building to Rent
what I lose on the swings I will gain on the Roundabouts
Gone from running a corner shop to a supermarket
Roll on 2018
Learn Change and Adapt ?????
Thanks JC.The post only took me about an hour to compile. I agree that Denise's video was very insightful. I also loved our Young Entrepreneurs Week and found those young people very inspiring.
An hour - thats impressive
with my Archaic stone age IT skills that would have been a lifetimes work for me!
DL`s posts are also worthy of note in a 2017 review
Credit to her
Her NE knowledge and experience provides a great insightful balance to my SE viewpoint
Pity about her current temporary ISA fetish though .....but her new build to rent projects are exciting and i look forward to their birth
Even though i am always arguing with her I may as a friendly sign of festive goodwill give her some of my capital growth as a surprise in her Christmas stocking for being such a worthy top notch adversary throughout the year :-)