It is extremely important for buy-to-let investors to keep up to date with an ever-changing market. The Knight Knox Quarterly Report compiles market trends, tracks average price rises and provides information on key buy-to-let hotspots.
The story of Q2 2018 was one of a reassuring confidence spreading through the buy-to-let market once again. Whilst the underlying data always showed that the market was still on track, it is encouraging to see reports in the press that reflect the reality of the numbers.
Reports from Shawbrook Bank show that 65% of buy-to-let investors are confident about the performance of their property portfolios in 2018. These good feelings are attributed to high rental yields and a 21% increase in tenant demand across the year. Further studies from Paragon in Q2 confirmed that landlord sentiment across a range of measures remained stable in 2018 and were notably higher than they were towards the end of 2017.
With all this good news in mind, is it really any surprise that the number of buy-to-let landlords hit a record 2.5 million in Q2 2018? In spite of the uncertainty created by the ongoing Brexit negotiations process, the high potential return on investment available in the sector continues to impress both existing landlords and those who are considering their first investment.
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