Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
According to data collected by specialist lender Precise Mortgages for the second quarter of 2019, Houses of Multiple Occupation (“HMOs”) returned rental yields of approximately 6.3 per cent when compared to the market average for all buy to let property which was around 5.5 per cent.
Although there may be many reasons that drive more landlords to add HMOs to their property portfolio, the promise of higher returns in a market producing rental yields which are at their lowest for nine years is of course very alluring. Alongside that, it is also believed that many landlords will be planning to sell their buy to let terraced houses in the coming months as part of their portfolio rebalancing process.
Additionally, the data collected also indicated that (i) landlords with between 11 and 19 properties achieved, at around 5.9 per cent, the highest average portfolio yields and (ii) landlords with buy to let property in the North West of England also enjoyed similar yields.
Here at Caboodle Finance, given that the current period of significant market uncertainty is likely to continue, at least in the short term, we believe that HMO properties also represent an attractive proposition for those professional landlords who wish to minimise the risks associated with void rental periods given that as HMOs have multiple tenants, overall rental income is potentially more secure should one tenant leave.
Whilst the HMO sector has seen rapid expansion in recent years, in our view, experienced landlords will continue to carefully rebalance their portfolios in order to maximise yields and to offload any properties that may be potentially problematic.
Specialist buy to let mortgage brokers can assist landlords to locate the best HMO buy to let mortgage in all the given circumstances. Lenders will always want to consider the relative experience level of an applicant, the characteristics of any existing portfolios and of course the nature and location of the target property, and an expert broker can help guide you throughout the process.
If you would like to understand more about how the professional advisers here at Caboodle Finance of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham could help you assess whether a buy to let HMO strategy is right for you, speak with one our team today by calling us on 0800 151 2407 or alternatively, just complete our online enquiry form by clicking the link HERE .
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Caboodle Financial Services Ltd
240B Lichfield Road
Sutton Coldfield B74 2UD
Telephone: 0121 308 9114