A Fifth of Landlords Plan to Remain in Buy-to-let Indefinitely
By |Published On: 22nd August 2018|

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A Fifth of Landlords Plan to Remain in Buy-to-let Indefinitely

By |Published On: 22nd August 2018|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

According to the latest research provided by Foundation Home Loans, 1 in 5 landlords are intending to remain in the buy-to-let market indefinitely. In addition, portfolio landlords are equally adamant.

Seemingly unaffected by the recent regulatory and tax changes paving the way for exit and indications of a mass exodus, 18% of landlords claimed that they would expect to remain a landlord indefinitely, and 19% of landlords with four properties or more said the same.

This is consistent across the age groups: one in ten landlords aged 18-34 intend to remain indefinitely, increasing to 17% of those aged 35-54 and 20% of those aged 55 and over.

At a regional level, a quarter of landlords in the East of England – more than any other region – claimed they had no plans to exit the market.

However, 6% of all landlords questioned claimed that they only intended to remain a landlord for the next 1 or 2 years.

Moreover, the research also discovered that existing portfolio landlords expect to stay invested in the market for an average of 15 years, in comparison to 10 years for non-portfolio landlords.

Furthermore, 20% of portfolio landlords have been a landlord for 16-20 years.

Jeff Knight, marketing director, Foundation Home Loans, said: “There have been ripples of concern that a mass exodus of landlords is expected, and certainly the changes introduced are a handful to deal with if not addressed in the right way. But this is clearly an exaggerated view of the market.

“With so much interest in investing in the long-term, it is therefore imperative that newer landlords are sufficiently supported to avoid any knee-jerk exits. This is particularly the case for portfolio landlords as diversification is key to maintaining cash flow.

“Seeking the help of a financial adviser will help landlords navigate these hurdles, professionalise their approach and ultimately ensure they can remain in the market.”

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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