Buy-to-Let rental yields remain strong

Buy-to-let investors earned an average gross rental yield of 5.2% in the second half of 2017, BM Solutions found. However, with annual consumer price inflation averaging 2.9% in the same six-month period, landlords were provided with a real return o...continue reading

UK landlords remain optimistic in spite of challenges

Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and increasing tax burdens for landlords, buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the prospects for the market in the year ahead. In its annual ‘BTL barometer’, which explores the curr...continue reading

Are student lets a good investment?

Although letting to students used to be considered the bottom of the buy to let market, it’s a very different proposition today. That’s because three key shifts have taken place in the market over the last decade: increased health and saf...continue reading

Is Buy-to-Let still lucrative for landlords despite the barriers?

The buy-to-let market has been hit by a number of hurdles in recent times, but investor appetite in the sector isn’t going anywhere as bricks and mortar is still the top investment in the UK. More than four out of 10 UK landlords are expecting...continue reading

Are you investing or simply keeping your fingers crossed?

For many years, it didn’t make a huge amount of difference whether people had an investment plan in place before they bought a property. Until 2004 for some and for others up to the credit crunch, average prices had enjoyed a rapid journey upwa...continue reading

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