The East of England is a vibrant part of the country, including parts of London’s commuter zones, some beautiful countryside and coastal regions, and popular university towns. There are plenty of great locations to consider when looking for a buy-to-let property.
The South-East has always had a strong buy-to-let market. With its mild climate, proximity to London and the continent, historic towns and traditional countryside villages, this part of the country remains a popular place to live and to invest.
The types of property available in the capital vary hugely, and trends in rental yields vary with location. If you’re considering buy-to-let in London, deciding where to buy can be a really tough call. When you’re considering location options, try to keep these four key issues in mind:
Buy to let has long been a popular option for investing in property. Over the last few years, many landlords have taken out mortgages and bought properties to let out to tenants, hoping the tenants would pay off their mortgages over the coming decades.
With Buy-to-Let investments proving to be a popular option for secure retirement returns, how does the new stamp duty effect the balance sheet?
Since April 2016, there has been a consistent tax grab on buy-to-let landlords. An additional 3% stamp duty levy has been applied, mortgage interest tax relief is being phased out and BTL investors will soon be taxed on their revenues, not their profits.
The UK’s property market is continuing its dual price movements. In London, property prices are mainly moving lower, as demand for the high prices is weak. However, elsewhere in the country, the average house price is broadly higher as investors, first-timers and movers seek to secure better value for money.