Help to Buy Set to Help the Rental Market

With the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, many have thought the rental market would decline.

Many have believed this idea, simply because, as more people receive help to purchase their own house, the amount of renters will fall. But a report by Property Wire thinks otherwise.

Even though more are switching from renting, to ownership, the article claims that: “the UK’s private rented sector is expected to grow by a further one million households sending rents up by 21% over the next five years”.

And the author of the article believes that this will have an effect on rental prices too: “The growth will result in pressure on rental stocks which will push rental prices up even higher”.

In a nutshell, what is being said here, is that with the prediction of rental markets increasing in size, supply will dwindle, pushing up rental prices.

Now there are two ways to look at this. If you’re a landlord, you may be rubbing your hands together, thinking about the prospect of being able to increase your prices.

But the other way to look at it is, that this is a prime time to invest in another property which can be put on the rental market.

If demand is there, why not create a supply? Think of it this way, if there will be such demand, and such increases in the market, why not increase your profits by adding to your portfolio?

It’s predicted that “overall rents in the UK’s mainstream market are predicted to rise by 2% next year, by 2.5% in 2015, by 4% in 2016, by 5.5% in 2017 and by 5.5% in 2018”.

At Cairn, we don’t just sell and rent property; we also have vast experienced in managing portfolios.

If the idea of growing your portfolio in line with these predicted increases seems a bit daunting at present, give us a call on: 0141 270 7878, or drop us an email and discuss, with us, the prospect of us managing your portfolio for you.

But, if you’ve already made up your mind that you’d like to add to your portfolio, or even become a landlord for the first time, but are unsure about anything, give our property investment team a call on 0141 270 7879, where they’ll be more than happy to advise you on your investment.

That way, not only will you see profits, but you’ll avoid the headaches that can sometimes come with being a landlord.

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