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Happy New Year from everyone at Landlord Today

What a year it’s been! There was an unanticipated snap general election, the unexpected result, and consequently what we have now – a weakened government with a resilient Theresa May at the helm. Surely 2018 is going to be a lot less eventful!

Political and economic uncertainty has contributed to what has also been a rather difficult year for the private rented sector, underpinned by a raft of anti-landlords policies introduced by the government, and yet for many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility. 

Happy New Year from everyone at Landlord Today

Despite the phasing out of mortgage interest relief and stringent new rules for mortgage lending to buy-to-let investors with multiple properties, or the fact that the average rental yield in the UK has dropped, investors continue to be drawn to the buy-to-let market as the returns routinely outperform those of other investments. 

Next year is likely to once again be a challenging time for buy-to-let landlords in the UK, but whatever happens, we will continue to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, views and trends across the private rented sector.

We wish you all the best for a successful 2018!


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