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13.2% :The net total return that can be earned from a buy-to-let investment

13.2% :The net total return that can be earned from a buy-to-let investment
Martin & Co is very proud to present its spring 2015 Market Intelligence Report. The report contains a wide range of data that covers the entirety of the UK, including new findings about landlords, the buy-to-let sector and region-specific data. Marketing report front page image rectangle This release features some of the most relevant data and findings from Martin & Co’s report, including:   Regional statistics, such as the fact that Scotland has produced the highest average yields from property investments at 6.9%, with London the lowest (4.3%). Annual net total returns over the last 10 years have been as high as 13% from buy-to-let investments, with all regions significantly outperforming pension annuities. The lowest-yield properties still come in at 6.1%, which is significantly higher than the average 4.5% annuity.   Martin & Co also completed a landlord survey, with a sample of nearly 4,000 landlords, which exposes a whole new perspective to the property industry. The most interesting figure released as part of the landlord survey is that over half all landlords believe that finding high-quality tenants is their greatest concern and goal. Fortunately, Martin & Co is one of the UK’s leading sources of quality tenants, with 94% of our customers recommending our service.   There are also new figures released to coincide with recent pension reforms, which allow pensioners to withdraw large lumps sums and spend them freely – especially on large property investments like buy-to-let. Buy-to-let is a fast-growing sector; buy-to-let mortgages require smaller deposits but allow investors to retain all future equity. This is reflected in the report, which finds that there were just 88,000 buy-to-let loans issued in 2009. However, by 2014, the number of loans had more than doubled to just under 200,000, with £274 billion lent on buy-to-let properties.   The full Marketing Intelligence Report is an eight-page document that provides data and statistics on a number of aspects of the property industry. Martin & Co is a lettings specialist and has a foothold on the property industry nationwide, instructing 12,000 rental properties and 125,000 tenant viewings in the last year alone. If anyone is interested in seeing the full marketing report, investing in buy-to-let, or would simply like some more information, please go to http://www.martinco.com/askmartin/