I had been thinking of becoming a buy-to-let investor for quite some time due to the low interest rates making nothing of my savings and equity continuing to pile up in my own property. With a busy job, and a lot of weekend commitments, I struggled to find the time to view properties or really kick-start the process. It was a source of frustration for me, as I could see the London market was a great place to invest, and I wasn’t benefiting from it. The MPC service was exactly what I was looking for. Within weeks of our first meeting, I was the proud owner of two buy-to-let properties. They took all of the hassle and stress away from me, and my investments are already growing significantly in value due to their location in an up-and-coming area of London.
What I loved most about MPC was that it was completely hassle-free for me. MPC quickly understood what I was looking for and met the brief straight away. They arranged the re-mortgage of my flat, and the buy-to-let mortgage for the investment property. MPC found me a fantastic investment property in an area of London I wouldn’t otherwise have considered, and made sure that the rental income more than paid for the increase in my residential mortgage, with some left over to pay for any expenses that may crop up. So I’m not out of pocket, and I now have a growing investment in London.
I’ve been wanting to invest in the London property market for a while, but I live overseas and just don’t have the time or local knowledge to look for good investment properties. MPC has done all of the hard work for me. Even when one of the properties fell through, as so often happens when buying in London, MPC sourced me a new property, and dealt with the solicitors on my behalf, without charging me any extra. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Becoming a landlord for the first time can be quite daunting. Legislation aimed at protecting tenants has given landlords (rightly so) more responsibility in ensuring their property is both safe and habitable. Self-managing your rental property can save you money, but it can also be time-consuming and fraught with issues and uncertainty.
The residential property market appears to be settling down after the initial Brexit shock. Today, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) released its August UK Residential Market Survey, predicting that UK property prices will rise by 3.3% a year for the next five years, illustrating this increase in confidence.
If there’s one thing we’re pretty good at in Britain, it’s talking ourselves down. While it’s true that the UK will never be quite the same, as the fog is dissipating and a new world begins to emerge, perhaps things aren’t going to be quite as bad after all. As Kipling said “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.”