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Publish at: 2018-03-16 14:42:05

Buy-to-let investments down 80%

You often hear that ‘property is the safest investment’, and many consider rental opportunities as the gold-standard of investing - yet the latest figures show an 80% drop in UK buy-to-let mortgages. So, why are landlords turning their backs on what has traditionally been a cornerstone of property investment?

Many would-be landlords worry that they will be faced with difficult tenants, nightmare evictions and expensive maintenance bills, which are substantial risks in return for often modest profits. This, in addition to the numerous financial changes made to buy-to-let investment, have changed the entire UK rental landscape for 2018:

  • IMLA, the mortgage lender trade body, report that new money invested in buy-to-let properties has fallen by 80% since 2015
  • Property Hub have named their top investment hotspots for the year, and they’re all up North! As property prices in London continue to slow, cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are enjoying record levels of investment and interest.
  • Tenants are no longer liable for any referencing or renewal fees, and the government is launching an Ombudsman service to mediate tenant-landlord disputes

How else can I invest in property?

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*Capital is at risk. Rate correct as of March 2018. Independent financial advice is recommended.

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