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Has the Door Closed on Buy-to-Let?

Investors have had a lot of changes to contend with in recent years. Tax changes, new government legislation and a global pandemic have all combined to make for testing times. But with interest rates so low, is purchasing a buy-to-let property worth considering? In our newly published Buy-to-Let report, we take a look at whether the numbers stack up. We examine the implications for yields, capital growth and total returns, as well as revealing top tips to investing well. All this and our forecasts for the sector too.

Buy to Let Report

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International buyers: 2020

Covid-19 may have halted global travel last year, but that didn’t dampen interest from international buyers purchasing London property.

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Off-Plan Sales Index

The latest analysis from our first Off-Plan Sales Index shows that 33% of new home completions in England and Wales last year were sold off-plan, equating to 49,000 new homes.

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February market update

While history shows the market slows towards the end of most stamp duty holidays, the lockdown induced desire for space has meant demand from buyers has held firm.

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Second home spending spree

The pandemic-induced lifestyle shift combined with a stamp duty holiday has sparked a boom in demand for second homes.

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Pros and cons of incorporating a buy-to-let

The removal of tax relief on mortgage interest payments has led to a record number of new buy-to-let limited companies being formed. Here are the reasons why.

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Cash loses its crown

January 2021 lettings index - the stamp duty holiday has accelerated the fall in cash landlord purchases, with just 52% of landlords purchasing with cash in 2020.

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Rental growth outside the capital accelerates

January 2021 lettings index - Nationally the rate of rental growth picked up for the sixth month running. Across Great Britain rents rose 4.3% in January 2021, up from 4.1% in December.

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The rise of the millionaire first-time buyer

While the coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly hit younger households more than other workers, perhaps surprisingly it’s also led to an increase in the number of million pound first-time buyers.

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