Property investment is well known to be a highly secure investment. The saying “safe as houses” exists for a reason, in the past there has been little doubt about the security of property investments.
However, now more than ever we are beginning to see signs of uncertainty in the market. With the ambiguity surrounding Brexit and the tightening of lending rules being enforced, it is possible that we are seeing a ‘tipping point’ in the market.
There has been a trend in the buy-to-let sector, much like HMO Property, that has actually been going on for some time now, even before the uncertainty of Brexit, this being a steady decline in foreign landlords. Hamptons International highlight that lettings accounted for by foreign landlords have halved over the past eight years.
In fact, it looks likely to be a combination of events. On top of Brexit, the UK also faces decreasing house price growth, tougher tax regimes from April 2019 onward, and a higher stamp duty.Continue Reading