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A Wealthy Life

Jan 12, 2023

Episode 46: Why private Landlords are better at solving the housing crisis


This week I am sitting down with Rachael Troughton to speak about property and the role of private landlords in solving housing crises. Rachael is a property owner, podcast host, business mentor, speaker, farm owner and wedding venue proprietor extraordinaire. On an island with limited space, providing enough housing can be challenging. Without private landlords, there simply wouldn’t be enough quality places to live.


While private landlords are often depicted as abusive and greedy in the British media, the truth is often the opposite. True private landlords (and not just people looking to make a pound off of letting their garden shed) are subject to dozens of regulations and inspections that prevent issues with mould or leaks and protect the rights and quality of life of tenants. We will be discussion recent legislation around renting, key characteristics of a good landlord, and the pressures and challenges faced by private landlords who are trying to provide safe, decent housing.


Tune in if you are a landlord (or a renter for that matter), or if you have been thinking of investing in property to learn more.


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Instagram: @Rachael_Troughton

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Highlights from this episode: 


[00:01:30] – A bugbear of mine

[00:07:10] – A case study about living conditions

[00:14:30] – Where is the incentive to provide quality housing?

[00:19:55] – There are many financial pressures on landlords

[00:22:22] – Motivation for becoming a landlord is key

[00:29:37] – Renting doesn’t make a person second-best

[00:33:00] – There are many reasons to rent


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Browse Books by Vicki: 

Using Other People’s Money: How to invest in property 4th edition  

Make More Money from Property: From investor thinking to a business mindset 2nd Edition  

Property for the Next Generation: Securing your future in uncertain times 2nd Edition  

The New Estate: Insights from the 22nd century  

The Wealthy Retirement Plan: A revolutionary guide to living the rest of your in style  


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9 Critical Property Principles  

The De-Job Yourself Manual: Break your reliance on a monthly wage  

The Values Manual: Understand what your values are and how they can be key to a successful business   

The Goal Setting Manual: Create meaningful and practical goals then achieve them