Nearly 2 million landlords look to add to their property portfolios in the next year
- 7th November 2018
- Buy-To-Let Property News
Consistent long-term returns and continued supply/demand imbalance in the capital underscores enduring landlord confidence in the sector
Recent research shows that nearly 2 million landlords plan to expand their property portfolios in the next year – that represents approximately 80% of landlords in the sector. This comes despite continued Brexit uncertainty and, over the past couple of years, new Government legislation for the sector.
What the statistics emphasise is what we have always stressed – that professional landlords who are in the market for the long-term will continue to benefit from an asset class that delivers consistent long-term returns.
Indeed, for those professional landlords, additional regulations may stop some ‘discretionary’ landlords – those that have decided to rent their house after previously planning on selling it – entering the market, thereby continuing to limit supply and helping boost returns for those that remain.
The long-term shortage of supply is helped by the resilient London economy, which means a steady stream of renters looking to move into the capital and with wage inflation ticking up, if history repeats itself rents will increase in line - all of which points to a strong market for landlords.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, says: “Buy-to-let property market remains a great investment opportunity for those professional landlords who take a long-term view.”
“London continues to attract young professionals and recent graduates, and this steady flow into the capital creates opportunities for landlords. Even with Brexit uncertainty, we have seen the capital’s economy continue to grow and expand.”
Here is a selection of reviews of happy customers of ludlowthompson via Google Reviews:
Tessy Anna Shakti Hakkinen on Google Reviews
“Nicola is lovely to work with, a real joy! As a landlord, I'm incredibly pleased with how quick, caring, efficient and intelligent she is with our portfolio. I would highly recommend working with Nicola from the Lewisham Branch.”
Shari Bienova on Google Reviews
“We are private landlords and LT has been helping finding us tenants. All people they found are great tenants. Alex has been the main person we have been always dealing with. He is on the top of things, kept us updated what’s going on, etc. Thank you for all your work for us.”
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