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Are Accidental Landlords a Dying Breed?

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Fall in the Number of Accidental Landlords The latest figures show that the number of properties coming on to the rental market because their owner can’t sell has fallen to just 13%, which is a significant reduction on the figure from 2009, a time when the housing market was in crisis.

Buy to Let a Shrewd Investment Most people today will have no problem selling their home and therefore have no need to let it out as a short-term solution. Even homes in a terrible state are attracting serious buyer interest, although this does vary according to region (the property market in London and the south east is far more buoyant than, say, Tyne and Wear). However, buy to let is increasingly being seen as a lucrative long-term investment, something that is borne out by the results of an ARLA survey—only 1.5% of those surveyed said they were hoping for a short-term capital gain.

So, whether you are an accidental landlord (or not), you can make good returns from your property—as long as buy in the right areas!


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