Is Buy to Let still a plausible investment option?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Despite recent regulatory changes causing a squeeze from a tax perspective, figures and calculations provided by the specialist mortgage lender Kent Reliance indicate that buy to let property investment could still deliver significant returns for landlords over a 25-year term.

Their calculations assume house prices and rents rise by 1 per cent in each of those years. Then, through a combination of rental income and capital gains, they forecast that over that period, a landlord paying basic rate tax might expect profits (net of property maintenance and mortgage costs, but before applying any calculations for inflation) of around £265,000. Given the same parameters, landlords in the ‘higher rate’ tax category might expect around £203,000. 

Alternatively, if the property is not sold, then a landlord might still generate net rental profits of around £65,000.

Of course, real investment returns will vary over time and on a case by case basis, so prospective purchasers should always seek independent professional advice.

Here at Caboodle Finance, we recognise that regulatory and taxation changes have had a significant impact on the “market dynamic” and this may have reduced the appeal of a buy to let investment for non-professional landlords. That said, we also believe that ongoing high tenant demand and mortgage lender appetite means that the buy to let market still has exciting potential. 

As with any investment, funding costs are a key component, so using a professional mortgage broker to help determine the most suitable buy to let mortgage could be one of the most important financing decisions a landlord will make. 

Our expert team here at Caboodle Finance of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham are available to help. Call us in complete confidence on 0121 308 9114, or alternatively, complete the enquiry form HERE and one of our friendly team will get back to you.

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