Landlord opinion divided on future of BTL

A north/south divide has emerged in the buy-to-let market with landlords in London facing tougher challenges than their counterparts in Scotland and the East Midlands.

Analysis by Octopus Choice into buy-to-let investing which asked landlords whether they planned to sell or stay in the market discovered those in the capital faced the toughest choice.

Falling yields and slowing house price growth was set to reduce profits, the research found, as the costs of running buy-to-let properties combined with the rate of growth meant many landlords would struggle to break even.

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