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Share Magazine, Investors Chronicle Front Cover - For Landlords Now?

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I thought this was weird, when did share magazines start putting front cover news articles for landlords. We're pandering to the biggest growth sector of our time.

We've got landlord insurance on TV, what next, teabags for landlords? If you publish magazines - there must be a gap for "Landlording Now", or "Women's Landlord Weekly".

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Pwoperdee - It's me pension init?

I like to read the Money sections of the newspapers and the online versions are all "property" first - there's not much mention of much else.

also, the "best buy tables" all feature BTL mortgages. Investment = Property, Houses = Property and News = Property (have a look at the Time "best places to live in the UK" - we focus so much on the cost of property that we don't think about anything else.

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Surely some mistake? BTL is an entrepreneurial business not an investment. I hope that the esteemed Dr Beck will be writing one of her excellent open letters at the earliest opportunity to this bounder of an editor at Investors Chronicle.

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Surely some mistake? BTL is an entrepreneurial business not an investment. I hope that the esteemed Dr Beck will be writing one of her excellent open letters at the earliest opportunity to this bounder of an editor at Investors Chronicle.

Actually BTL is more like pure, unadulterated altruism for workshy renters according to Ros. She'll be devastated to see that these charlatans are painting her as a speculator rather than her role as the next mother theresa.

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Actually BTL is more like pure, unadulterated altruism for workshy renters according to Ros. She'll be devastated to see that these charlatans are painting her as a speculator rather than her role as the next mother theresa.

Seems appropriate enough...

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Thanks 200p, for the pic and thread.

Article is online... registration site but cache-access.

The small buy-to-let investor should rightly expect to make a reasonable return by putting capital to work. At the same time, it can be argued that by putting a property up for rent, the landlord is carrying out a social service in providing rental accommodation at a time when one in five households will live in private rented accommodation by 2018. But the government doesn’t see it quite like that. In the light of new regulations, it appears that the government doesn’t like the idea of landlords claiming tax relief on their costs. Removing this, the reasoning goes, will encourage landlords to sell up and that will place more properties on to the market.

However, it doesn’t quite work like that because in many cases a couple both in full-time employment can afford to pay the rent on a property they have no chance of being able to buy. But it seems unlikely that the government will change its stance, not least because the new measures will generate revenue – or rather in some cases they won’t, as can be seen by the way that the top end of the London residential sector has imploded, taking a big lump out of stamp duty revenue.

Almost everything else made me sleepy, including one guy who thinks higher stamp duty will be passed onto tenants via higher rents.

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