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Landlords still increasing portfolios!

Landlords still increasing portfolios!

Research by Paragon Mortgages has revealed an increase in landlords’ property portfolios in the second quarter of 2012.

During the past three months landlords’ property portfolios increased from an average of 12.9 in Q1, to 14.1 properties in Q2. This is also an increase on Q2 2011 when the average portfolio size was 12.5 properties.

A fifth (21%) of landlords who took part in the quarterly Private Rented Sector Trends Survey, said that they were planning to add to their portfolios in the third quarter of this year, which is up from 18% during the same time period last year.

Of those landlords who are planning to purchase buy-to-let property in Q3, 49% will be investing in terraced houses – which remain the most popular property type for landlords to invest in.
More than a quarter of landlords (26%) expect to buy flats or maisonettes, and 23% plan to purchase semi-detached houses.

 

If you have a property to let please contact Martin & Co (Littlehampton) on 01903 716622 or littlehampton@martinco.com