Homeownership is still very much an aspiration for many in the UK, however the private rented sector can be underestimated despite it providing crucial accommodation to those who are unable to step onto the property ladder or not committed to buy. Renting gives flexibility, choice and affordability for the student market, young professionals, key workers, overseas workers and young families and is essential to the UK's economy .
Over the last 10 months rents have continued to rise and has seen an all time high, leaving many tenants finding it difficult to find their next home due to the lack of availability and choice. The rise in rents and rent increases have left tenants frustrated and landlords deflated as they too have suffered with rising costs, rising rates and bad press. Landlords, play a massive role in the UK property market, however with increased interest rates, changes in regulations and tax implications many landlords are weighing up their options too. So is it still a good time to buy a rental property ?
Although new regulations may discourage some landlords from investing in the buy-to-let market - there are still key reasons why the rental industry could still make a fantastic investment option if you are a new landlord or landlords who want to increase their portfolio .
Our Expert Lettings Team at Kerr and Co have over 30 years in Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. Once known affectionally as ' "bedsit land" its location and transport network has been a major pull for those renters who need and want to be near the West End and the City of London for work. As a result its been a desirable area which has attracted renters and landlords alike. Our property expertise and presence on the high street has ensured we are well placed to look after our hunderds of tenants and landlords daily.
Our Property Management Team have extensive local knowledge, professional expertise and a can do attitude to help all our landlords enjoy the rewards whilest keeping their tenants happy and well looked after. If you are looking to simplfy your property portfolio or just need some guidence and support in managing your property portfolio we would be delighted to have a conversation with you .