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The Landlord Squeeze

Sara NewsonBy Sara Newson on 29 June 2023

As property investors and developers, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of the “landlord squeeze” and the tightening of the market. But here is where the problem begins… There is  too much focus on the tightening. It’s important to remember that the landscape of property investment is constantly changing. New opportunities are always opening up and this is the better option for property investors and developers to focus on. 

By keeping a solution-driven mindset and focusing on the needs of your target customers, you can adapt to the ever-changing market and find success for yourself and your business.

The Ever-Changing Landscape of Property Investment

Like the shifting of tectonic plates, the property investment market is in a constant state of flux. While it’s important to acknowledge the challenges facing landlords, it’s equally important to keep your eyes on the prize and look for new opportunities.

Focusing on the Needs of Tenants and Buyers

At the heart of any successful property investment strategy is a focus on the needs of your target customers. In today’s ever-changing landscape, it’s more important than ever to understand what tenants and buyers are looking for in a property. What do they want? What do they need? What does a successful property search look like for them? By providing high-quality, desirable properties that meet the needs of your customers, you can create a successful and sustainable investment portfolio.

Regulations, Rules and Requirements

The government continues to tighten regulations and it may feel like they might be making it harder for investors, but it’s essential to embrace professionalism and compliance. And think of it this way, they’re actually giving you clues on what they are aiming to achieve. 

By running your investment portfolios as a business, with a focus on efficiency and compliance, you can display the commitment you have to the government’s goals for the industry. This approach can also attract new investors, such as corporate and pension funds, who take a long-term view of the market and value compliance and efficiency.

Long-Term Thinking…

Yes, I know it’s tempting to focus on short-term gains, but in my experience, the most successful property investors take a long-term view.  By looking at your investment portfolios as a whole and considering the long-term performance of each property, you have the ability to make informed decisions that benefit your business and your customers in the long run. This approach also allows you to weather market fluctuations and navigate the ever-changing landscape of property investment. REALM 47 can support you in this area through our coaching, consulting, and mentoring services. Download a copy of the brochure here for more information.

Discover the Opportunities The “Landlord Squeeze” Opens Up

The so-called “landlord squeeze” may seem daunting, but it’s important to focus on the endless opportunities to be had. Start thinking creatively, look for gaps in the market and find a way forward. 

We know the property investment market is constantly evolving, and the challenges facing landlords can seem overwhelming.

However, my thoughts are just that… “this is a landlord squeeze, not an investor squeeze”