A quarter of landlords are looking to sell at least one property in the next 12 months, as taxation changes and government reforms continue to bite. 

That’s according to a survey by the Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA), which shows landlord confidence has dropped significantly ahead of the introduction of the tenancy fees ban next month.

But is property investment still worthwhile, or is now the time to sail off into the sunset? Here, we explain the pros and cons of selling, remortgaging and investing.

Landlords losing confidence in buy-to-let

Landlord confidence in buy-to-let is at the lowest level since the RLA started its monthly survey in 2016, with a quarter of its 2,500 respondents saying they’ll look to sell at least one property in the next year.

 

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