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BTL sector booming with over 50's

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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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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 20 May 2016

With the bulk of the market controlled by large developers, profit rather than necessity determine the pace at which homes are built. There are hundreds of thousands of plots that have planning permission...

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Johna
Johna 20 May 2016

"Easier said than done" is what I would say. Of course, it would be more than great to have more in quality and affordability, but I do not trust talk anymore.. What is said is not what is happening.

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Johna
Johna 20 May 2016

in my humble opinion being fair like THE most important! I myself have had bad experience with unfair landlords... not to mention that I know how to do a proper end of tenancy cleaning since I am a fantastic...

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richardrawlings 18 May 2016

NB - even if we doubled our commission levels in the UK, we'd still be by far the cheapest agents in the entire world.

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Agent_PeeBee 18 May 2016

Clueless. Someone needs to take these people's computers away from them so they can do no more harm than they already have.

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richardrawlings
richardrawlings 18 May 2016

Nonsense! The cost of selling a house nowadays has little bearing on the fees charged. Don't believe your own spin on this. Fees have spiralled down to pathetic levels in areas where weak agents have allowed...

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The best solution is to buy a property that has built-in income generating potential: a nice house with a couple of gites in the grounds is a good start. In France, the rune of thumb is that one 2-bedroomed...

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WPD 12 May 2016

I suggest the answer is to have the notary system being one legal person who represents both parties. Having experienced it a couple of times in France it was a dream compared to our dysfunctional system....

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It's enough to make me weep into my Pimm's :(

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james anderson 03 May 2016

The sad demise of the croquet lawn...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 11 Apr 2016

".. the stricter lending criteria will reduce the amount of buy-to-let lending by 10% to 20% in three years’ time." The PRA was actually referring to cumulative approvals here. What they believe is that...

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Paul Watson 07 Apr 2016

Interesting research. Confirms the myth that supply and demand of housing stock affects house prices. Unless you live in Central London or a National Park, it's credit availability that drives house price...

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