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Market Analysis: What’s the crack with the BTL market in 2019/20

Although last year proved to be a testing time for UK investors, the property market once again inspired confidence in real estate as an asset class. What should Buy-to-let (BTL) investors be aware of in order to benefit from these property trends and opportunities?

Of course, that’s not to say that 2019 won’t present some new challenges for the real estate market; however, given its historical resilience when it comes to weathering political and economic shocks, there’s no reason why it won’t make a speedy recovery following 29 March 2019.

Indeed, UK house prices have risen over the past two years, with the prospect of strong rental yields combined with capital growth solidifying real estate as a popular asset class. Last year, average rents rose by 1.8% across England and Wales, ending 2018 at £865 per calendar month.

This is particularly good news for buy-to-let (BTL) investors who are positioned to benefit from both rental yields along with the capital growth of their properties.

For this category of investors, developing a financial plan that takes into account the trends likely to shape the property market is vital. While there is plenty of speculation concerning the immediate impact Brexit could have on the wider economy, looking at current property trends can offer some useful, long-term projections for BTL.

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