Private landlords in London earned £33.8bn from property investments last year

News at Townends | 07/12/2018


Private landlords in London earned £33.8bn from property investments last year

Anyone who thought the buy-to-let sector is dead and buried in Britain might want to think again, as recently-published data shows private landlords across the nation earned a collective £33.8bn from their buy-to-let investments from the year 5 April 2017 to 2018.

Out of the £33.8bn earned by Britain’s private landlords in the last tax year, £7bn came from residential property investments alone, up by 6.4% year-on-year.

The figures come at a time when the buy-to-let sector has faced a barrage of negative press as landlords have faced a squeeze on their incomes in the wake of the government’s scrapping of a number of valuable tax reliefs.

Despite such changes and the current negative environment surrounding the buy-to-let sector, it is forecast that landlords will benefit from approximately £16.7bn in tax relief, even when the changes have been fully rolled out in 2020.

As Landlord Today points out, this will mean buy-to-let would “outperform other asset classes over the long-term, including government bonds, cash ISAs and shares.”

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