Why invest in buy-to-let property?

UK buy-to-let property investment has been the strongest and most reliable investment market for many years, and the future continues to look bright for the sector. The financial landscape has changed considerably over the last few years, but the appeal and benefits of buy-to-let investment remain both unchanged and significant. The UK property market has remained buoyant, and 'bricks and mortar' will continue to provide a profitable investment in the future.

Here are just a few reasons why property is still among the best asset classes:

1.

Outperforming other mainstream asset classes

Property has been consistently outperforming stocks and shares and other mainstream assets for more than a decade. UK buy-to-let property is widely considered the best investment option on the current market, especially in a time when interest rates remain historically low, and other assets are not as stable or lucrative as they once were.

2.

Two-fold investment returns

Property is one of the only asset classes to offer two different returns on investment.

Rental returns:
Consistent rental returns provided every month to the landlord during the time a tenant is residing in the property.

Capital appreciation:
House prices have been consistently rising year-on-year in the UK, meaning that investors can also expect reasonable capital appreciation on top of their rental income when the time comes to sell their property.

Landlords benefit from rental income to the short- to medium-term, while capital appreciation is more a long-term profit generator - both of which ensures the investment is a safe one.

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Growing house prices

For years the UK housing market has recorded year-on-year growth in terms of house prices, fuelled by a chronic under supply of available homes. Therefore, experts predict that the upward trajectory of house prices will continue as long as the supply/demand imbalance across the UK continues to dominate both the homeownership and rental markets.

4.

Rise of the Private Rented Sector (PRS)

Likewise, the rental market in the UK is currently skyrocketing because of the same

supply/demand imbalance.

More people than ever have been priced out of the owner-occupier market and are entering the PRS. There are expected to be

more than 7.2 million rental households by 2025, and rents are expected to grow by 20% over the next five years.

Growth on this means that the future is bright for buy-to-let property investors.