Investing in buy-to-let continues to offer the best returns when compared with other alternative forms of investment.

The buy-to-let market remains a good option for those looking for something to invest in, partly because the alternatives still lack the stability offered by buy-to-let.  

The pensions industry, bonds and the stock market all come with drawbacks and risk, yet investment in residential property in particular has remained relatively risk-free.  

The returns offered by investing in buy-to-let continue to outperform other investment options, and this is despite a raft of changes introduced by the government in recent years to slow the growth of the buy-to-let sector.  

Changes include an extra 3% stamp duty surcharge on the cost of buying second homes, a restriction on relief for mortgage costs to the basic rate of Income Tax, and the scrapping of the wear and tear allowance.  

Managing Director of Sequre Property Investment, Graham Davidson, said: “Investing in property not only provides great returns when the deal is right, but it’s also a tangible asset that can be held for capital growth or sold for the profit. Of course, investors need to be savvy with where and what they choose to invest in, so they can fully maximise their return on cash invested.” 

He continued: “Buy-to-let is still providing the best returns over annuities and many other investment types”.  

Needless to say, the tax and regulation changes have failed to dampen the potential for good returns from buy-to-let investments.   

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