Extract from  - BuyAssociation - 29 July 2019

 

Landlords operating through company structures are beginning to dominate the UK’s rental market as property investors find ways to minimise the effects of new regulations.

New analysis of the private rented sector has found that the percentage of “complex” or professional buy-to-let landlords applying for mortgages, including those running through corporate structures or with property portfolios, grew from 72% to 88% in the first six months of this year.

The research, conducted by buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon, also revealed that the number of landlords with just one property (including accidental landlords who have found themselves renting out a property not intended for this purpose) has fallen drastically since 2010, from 78% to 45%.

 

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