Gill Alton | Will Rental Growth Slow Down This Year?

It has been predicted that the pace of the increase in UK rents is set to slow down in 2013.

Property website Rightmove has found that nearly 75% of professional landlords are intending to purchase more buy-to-let properties this year, giving the housing market a bigger boost to the available rental properties on the market.

Property Investor Gill AltonIt is believed that this increase in supply will lessen the pace of rental growth, given that a lack of choice for tenants looking for a good property to rent has been the main driving force behind strong rent increases in the last few months.

It’s encouraging to learn that those thrown into becoming a landlord due to circumstances have benefitted from the experience and now wish to further expand their rental portfolio. It is quite different having your hand forced as to making a proactive decision.

However, perhaps the very fact that their choice as removed from them has been a blessing in disguise as it forced them to follow a journey that many never have the courage to embark on, and yet the rewards can be significant.

Now on the pathway of a landlord, 12% appreciate the advantages of investing in property and the additional income stream it can generate, so much so that they plan to step out and actively take part in the world of investing.

It’s all good as the pressure is likely to remain on the rental market for good housing stock, as our population continues to expand, we fall further and further behind on our new home building quotas and even with low interest rates it remains very difficult to gain entry to the ‘Homeowners Club’ for first time buyers.

If you would like to discuss investing in property for financial security or to supplement your pension, contact me today.

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Gill Alton is the founder of Alton Property Partners, which provides a comprehensive and personal Property Portfolio Building Service for investors in the UK.

Alton Property Partners manage the entire investment process, from sourcing property at a discounted value, co-ordinating the Mortgage, arranging the refurbishment, right through to ensuring it is ready for the rental market.

The service is specifically aimed to support those who recognise the value of a UK investment portfolio, but lack the time, or knowledge to be able to invest for themselves because they are full time employees or Business Owners. With full consultation and comprehensive financial analysis, clients can be assured that their portfolio of strong yielding properties will be built to exacting standards and they will be kept up to date every step of the way.

Having been involved in property for 16 years Gill has built a personal portfolio for her family, and in addition to Alton Property Partners, runs a Property Mentoring Business, Venus Property Mentoring which focuses on supporting new investors onto the investing ladder. Having originally left the Corporate world to be a Qualified Mortgage Broker, Gill’s husband now focuses on their family Mortgage Brokerage in Maidenhead – Alton Mortgages.

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