14 February 2015

FURTHER evidence that the time is right to invest again in the buy-to-let market has come from the latest property price report published by the Land Registry.

According to official figures from, the average home in England and Wales cost £175,653 in July, 7.2% higher than at the same time last year.

While the pace of growth has slowed in recent months, experts expect further sharp increases over the next three years.

And Linley & Simpson is echoing the views of other property market specialists who predict a potential rise of 9% nationwide for 2014, followed by 6% next year and 4% in 2016.

While high house prices can tend to impact on the peak of buy-to-let returns, the potential for capital growth is also an important factor to consider when choosing where to invest.

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