The economic and political problem, as the government sees it, is that the rise of private landlordism has crowded out home owners, especially the fabled first-time buyers.
"The government is very motivated to reverse the trend in owner-occupation - this is now a very important part of the government's housing strategy," says Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).
"Buy-to-let landlords have had a very good run - holding property has been a very lucrative investment, so if the government has to squeeze the buy-to-let landlord it will take that in its stride."
'Frightening prospect' ?
it is surprising, current and would-be landlords are now feeling a bit beleaguered as many key point indicators , were all heading to what is happening within the landlord industry now . they were all warned.
Under these rules, landlords will have to check, as well as a £3,000 fine, that their tenants have the right to rent in the UK.Many landlords are finding this no brainier and so will quit the industry as the new profit margin due to new taxes , in particularity landlord franchises .
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) forecasts that the number of new loans made to landlords will now fall sharply, from 116,000 in 2015 to just 90,000 in 2017.
Will mortgage rates rise at last?
It is almost seven years since the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of just 0.5%.
That was the end point of a series of emergency cuts, designed to stave off financial Armageddon in the wake of the great banking crisis.
Since then, most economists have persistently forecast that rates would start rising again, probably within 18 months.
Every year these forecasts have been wrong, so will 2016 be any different?
For its part, the Bank of England continues to sit on the fence, effectively saying "wait and see".
Most independent economists think the first UK rate rises since July 2007 will at last happen this coming year, and by two increments of 0.25% each.
One forecaster, Ed Stansfield at Capital Economics, explains why: "The economy is probably a little bit healthier than the collective wisdom of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee thinks."
"We think that one of the things that will convince the Bank to act is continued signs that incomes are recovering."
And that growth in incomes will help avoid a collective shudder going through the country if rates do indeed rise by, say, 0.5%.
He reckons that some people will rush to purchase buy-to-let properties before the higher stamp duty rates take effect.
"Those people who want buy-to-let properties are clearly going to be incentivised to complete before 31 March," he says.
"Till then I think we will see some quite strong growth in prices, then I expect to see prices falling for the next few months as that element of demand is taken out of the market."
Reality Check -High Street Estate Agents days numbered
We all know the rise in competition and reduced profit margins, tightening business budgets, growing public awareness of online fixed fee ,will also incentivise landlords home owners tenants to use online estate agents.
Bowie has successfully amassed a £400m fortune from touring over the years despite ‘weakness for sales in recorded music’ and the boom in online downloads and piracy in the last 16 years.
The singer had predicted this in 2002 when he told the New York Times: ‘The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within ten years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it.
He added: ‘Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity.
‘So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left.
‘It’s terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn’t matter if you think it’s exciting or not; it’s what’s going to happen.’