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Buy to Let Investors Get a Boost
Buy to Let Investors Get a Boost Investors with buy to let UK properties are the unexpected winners of the government's plan to invigorate the uncertain property market. Originally targeted to first-time homebuyers, the scheme turns out to have more benefits for buy to let investors. Coupled with considerable property price declines, the setting is just right for the buy to let investor in the current market condition.
Stamp duty plan
With the intention of improving the property market, the government has decided to create a stamp duty holiday to lure first time buyers back to the housing market. Cash-rich property investors particularly emerged as the victors in the proposal. The plan allows buyers to purchase properties worth up to £175,000 minus stamp duty for the next 12 months - allowing buyers to save up to £1,750 for every property they buy. In the previous setup, properties of £125,000 and above were required to pay the tax.
Benefits of stamp duty waiver to buy to let investors
Buy to let investors who buy a lot of properties stand to gain from the plan because first-time homebuyers are bound by more stringent mortgage standards. Some professional landlords are best situated to take advantage of it: Aside from acquiring properties for substantial discounts from distressed property sellers, they can take an extra 1% from the one-year waiver of stamp duties. In addition, the reprieve has prompted some sellers to decrease asking prices to nearer the £175,000 mark, so a £200,000 property would drop by £25,000.
Sophisticated property investors have been vigorously picking up properties on the cheap. With the abolition of stamp duties, investors haven't been in a better position. It is anticipated that more property investors will continue bagging cheaper properties and turn them into rental accommodations. This will in turn trigger a rise in rental yields in many areas with supply continuing to lag behind demand in many parts of the UK.
Smart property investors are aware that the secret to a good investment is obtaining a buy to let uk property at the lowest possible price. This is possible if you can effectively seek out distressed sellers who are willing to sell their properties up to 20% below market value.
With the demand for rental homes in Britain growing at the fastest rate in at least ten years and potential homebuyers setting aside purchase plans, buy to let investors are at a superior advantage. As long as you're an investor who knows where to make a property purchase and how to buy it cheap, your buy to let UK property could be your key to a financially secure future.
About the Author:
Parmdeep Vadesha is a property investment expert and founder of the largest community of property entrepreneurs on the web who buy below market value properties from distressed homeowners facing repossession, divorce and bankruptcy. He writes a monthly newsletter for over 70,000 property investors worldwide - www.Property-System.com
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