A third of UK landlords fear Brexit will impact on attracting future tenants

New Inside Property podcast series to address concerns 

More than a third of landlords (35 per cent) think that leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their ability to attract tenants in the future, according to the latest findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA).
The research also shows that 39% believe that Brexit will have no significant impact on their business; 21% are unsure; while five per cent believe it will have a positive impact.
The research follows Prime Minister Teresa May’s announcement at the Conservative Party Conference that the process of the UK leaving the EU will be triggered by March 2017.
Across the UK, the findings show that more than half of landlords in central London (55 per cent) believe Brexit will have a negative impact on their business – higher than any other region.
Just over a fifth of landlords in the North East (22 per cent) think Brexit will have a negative impact – the lowest proportion compared to other regions of the UK.
A full regional breakdown is below.
The findings also come as the NLA launches its new podcast series: Inside Property.
The first 30 minute podcast, which is presented by Richard Blanco, focuses on what life after Brexit will look like for landlords, and features guests:
  • Richard Bowser, Editor of Property Investor News
  • Chris Norris, Head of Policy at the NLA
  • Richard Donnell, Director of Research and Insight at Hometrack.
Blanco said: “These findings clearly show that a significant proportion of landlords are concerned about what Brexit will mean for their lettings business so we wanted to try to understand and make sense of the situation.
“We now know that Article 50 will be triggered soon, but landlords still have lots of questions, like what will happen to rental demand as a consequence of Brexit, will house prices fall, or should I rethink my investment strategy? The first episode of Inside Property will address all these questions and more.”
Inside Property is available to download here.
Property location
Brexit will have positive impact
Brexit will have negative impact
East Midlands
14
35
Yorks & Humber
12
24
Wales
9
33
North West
8
34
East England
7
34
South West
6
33
South East
6
38
North East
5
22
West Midlands
4
28
Scotland
4
39
London outer
3
46
London centre
2
55
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