20 August 2014
Buy-to-let investors are beginning to fight their way back into the property market as prospects for the sector improve following a sustained period of restricted financing and, until recently, weak rental yields.
With banks finally increasing their buy-to-let lending in quarter three, a period of sustained investment in the industry is set to follow.
Many professional landlords still have liquid cash available to invest and are now likely to look to expand their portfolios over the next few months, buying property at the more affordable levels before prices climb too far. Investments in other asset classes continue to under-perform, and as a result, City bonuses will also be channelled into investment property, bolstering the buy-to-let sector further.