Thursday, 30 December 2010

Buy-to-let investing: the outlook for 2011

Lorna Bourke analyses the prospects for buy-to-let investors over the coming year.

"The coming year is likely to be something of a curate’s egg for buy-to-let investors. Rising demand for rental properties from frustrated first time buyers will support rents and there may even be room for an increase.

"On the other hand, a rise in unemployment as the spending cuts bite will see rent arrears mounting and some young tenants may just decide to move back in with their parents. Meanwhile, with first time buyers still struggling to save the deposit for a property, house prices at the lower end of the market could slide, creating buying opportunities for buy-to-let investors – if they can get a suitable mortgage."

Read the full article here Buy to Let investing: the outlook for 2011