Landlords are now selling at a record rate despite house price falls

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London houses with sold sign

In an almost unanimous decision, landlords are throwing in the towel, opting to take the cash and sell their property portfolios. It seems that the gravy train for buy-to-lets is well and truly over, and it’s time to put investment elsewhere.

Official figures based on capital gains tax data from HM Revenue and Customs seemed to indicate that landlords had already sold their properties at the rate of a whopping 8.5% more than originally estimated. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you it’s time to get out, The Guardian added the final nail in the coffin by confirming that the situation was so bad that even though landlords who sold buy-to-lets this year made £10,500 less than those who did so in 2022, clearly that was a small hit compared to the financial consequences of not getting out now.

Surging mortgages are in part to blame, with landlords unable to squeeze tenants for more rent to make the payments make economic sense, or in many cases, even just offset them. That plus new regulations, extortionate refurbs and mounting tax bills and the answer is staring at us squarely in the face: it just isn’t worth it anymore.

So what do we do? Well, if figures are anything to go by, despite the market dropping slightly, properties are still selling, and with the right portfolio exit company, you can still sell fast before the market drops even further. Put bluntly, it’s better to get 100% of 90% market value now, than 100% of 70% market value later. It’s time to take the no-nonsense approach, recoup your finances, and take action.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It is time for leveraged LL to reduce to zero leverage or sell up.

    BTL is no longer viable in a high IR environment.

    Add in all the bonkers anti-LL regulations and it no longer makes any sense.

    Even as a mortgage free LL it is border line.

  2. Why is the government pushing out wave after wave of legislation that reduces the pool of properties to rent? The lack of joined up thinking here is baffling.

    • It isn’t baffling.

      It is deliberate Govt policy to drive small LL out of business.

      Govt wants rental homes to be occupied by homeowners.

      It doesn’t care a jot for tenants.

      Any letting properties it wants operated by large Corporates.

      It will try to eradicate leveraged LL first which to date is has been very successful in achieving.

      Very soon there will be a Labour Govt which with their Renters Charter will drive even more LL out of long-term letting.

      There is going to be a war soon on STL.
      Govt is currently preparing regulations.

      Labour intends to tax 2nd property wealth substantially more than is the case presently.

      LL can see the writing on the wall and they are bailing as fast as they can.

      The days of the leveraged LL are coming to an end.

      The mortgage free PRS will grow slightly as leveraged LL consolidate to reduce or eliminate leverage.

      This will result in about 6 million homeless tenants from former leveraged LL who have stopped long-term letting.

      Even mortgage free LL will be selling up if their properties aren’t EPC C compliant.

      It will result in mass tenant homelessness.

      Very few of these tenants will be able to buy.

      That is why most were tenants in the first place.

  3. So who are buying the homes?

    Landlords selling their home sounds good to me, might be painful in the short term but more people being able to escape the god awful life of renting in Britain (the worst place to rent in Europe) the better!

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