BTL sector booming with over 50's

BTL sector booming with over 50's

According to a recent report, 'Silver landlords' investing in buy-to-let property to boost their pension income have grown in popularity.

The research shows that one in ten over 55s owns a buy-to-let and that the average property, owned by the over 50s, now brings in a profit of nearly £700 a month.

The research also reveals that a third of buy-to-let owners aged over 50 became landlords within the last five years.  Nearly half of those surveyed had purchased property for the purpose of renting it out. One in seven inherited it, and one in 14 had purchased a property for a younger family member – a child or grandchild – to live in.

Many over 55s can become landlords and generate more income, through rental payments,  averaging £806 per month across England.  According to Armistead Property, investing in property for family members, or buy-to-let, can bring great returns in terms of capital growth and rental income.  

Peter Armistead of Armistead Property comments: “Property can be a wise investment for the over 50s.  The buy-to-let market conditions are very good at the moment with rising rents, a shortage of properties and increased tenant demand.  Add to this capital asset growth as property prices continue to soar in many parts of the UK, it easy to see why buy-to-let is so attractive.


Manchester, where I have successfully invested in BTL property, is a great place for investors because of the excellent return on investment.  An average residential property in the City is just £155,000, while a flat in a good area, costs as little as £120,000.  It’s not surprising that many investors, especially from the South, are targeting Manchester and are reaping the rewards.  

A property in Manchester can provide a 5% minimum cash rental yield and a typical 12% total cash yield, including 7% capital appreciation. Demand for rental accommodation is strong and by comparison with other regions and housing is cheaper.

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AbbieP.
AbbieP. 22 Jul 2016

"While house prices in the most expensive eleven boroughs have declined values in the cheapest eleven boroughs continue to rise" - not a nice way to even out the price range. London is overrated as it

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AbbieP.
AbbieP. 21 Jul 2016

And try to profit from your decisions, I may add

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 19 Jul 2016

Retirement investment has always been one of the biggest draws of buy to let. And the buy-to-let demographic is, on balance, older. (Over a third of our applicants are over 50 at the time of application.) It...

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Forrest Wheatey
Forrest Wheatey 11 Jul 2016

I find the time perfect for ever home-owner wannabe. Prices should slowly, but steadily drop, at least for the inner buyer. Making it harder for outsiders to buy properties (the whole Brexit thing means...

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property guru
property guru 11 Jul 2016

Why should Ajay even have to be looking for it. It should be public knowledge. Why is not just publish each years and to were it is and be AUDITED. Accountability.

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property guru
property guru 11 Jul 2016

Surprise suprise

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jun 2016

This is great news for buyers and investors in a period of significant uncertainty. The 10-year buy-to-let fix at 3.99% in particular is excellent, a clear 100 bps ahead of the nearest competition. Though...

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Lee
Lee 30 Jun 2016

Let's see what happens to north-east property prices when Nissan announce they're leaving.

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

I just read another article about eviction rising and this was exactly what was on my mind, Housing has become "cat and mouse"...

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

I am really not surprised. I've seen one too many impudent tenants and in my humble opinion renters have one too many privileges and options to abuse heir landlord in so many ways...

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DmitriKara
DmitriKara 29 Jun 2016

There is still so much uncertainty and I will surely step back and see what's happening before I could make any decisions on my end.

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ChristinaReedUK
ChristinaReedUK 20 Jun 2016

I don't understand why it's always a war between the two sides. Either, way the landlord is probably keeping a detailed inventory and will see the changes you've made. I just don't understand why there...

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