Buy-to-let investors face challenges in 2016

Increases in buy-to-let taxes and limits of the size of BTL mortgages may see landlords struggle in the year ahead

For many years investing in multiple properties was seen as a safe investment – providing good returns as housing prices surged. With almost 2 million private landlords in the UK, these investors account for a large portion of the housing market.

However, being a landlord may become less lucrative than in the past. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is set to increase the tax buy-to-let investors must pay and the Bank of England is planning to limit the amount that can be borrow on BTL properties.

These changes could impact the housing market, pushing investors to sell or increase rents.

Read more about this issue: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-housing-buytolet-idUKKCN0UQ1Q820160113

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