I'm Brett, and I've been a BTL landlord since 2006.
In 8 years I've had 4 sets of tenants, a big panic in the financial crisis of 2008 and various plumbing catastrophes. But I remain convinced that UK property is a solid long term investment.
In 2014 I thought about buying another property and renting it out. But when I went to research the property market online, I found that no site gave an indication of where the best yields were.
So I created BTL Finder.com.
The site contains a load of information to help you trawl the UK property market in terms of yield.
It's very much a work in progress, but here are some key features so far:
- Maps to show you what you can get for your money in different parts of the UK.
- A tool to find the best yielding University towns.
- Which London suburbs and commuter towns have the best potential yields.
- A realistic yield calculator which calculates your possible return on investment after accounting for the REAL cost of owning a BTL property.
BrettB, RH12, 22.09.2014.