The buy-to-let market in the UK continues to go from strength to strength. The growth in house prices continues to be significant and this has forced many people and families in the private rental market. One in five households in Britain are now living in the private rental sector.
This is bad news for people with aspirations to own their own homes, especially young people; however private landlords in the buy-to-let sector are enjoying a thriving market. High tenant demand and a lack of housing stock has caused rents to increase, thereby increasing rental yields for landlords.
Property is outperforming almost all other types of investment and the time has never been better to consider a buy-to-let investment. Read our Buy-to-Let Guide to find out more about property hotspots, making the right property choices, buy-to-let strategies and the do’s and don’ts of UK property investment.
The value of UK buy-to-let property
The estimated number of households in the UK's private rental sector by 2016
The percentage of landlords intending to acquire more properties in the next 12 months
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