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Landlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 years

Landlords in the near future will not be the dying breed some industry commentators would have agents believe, research by a leading lender has revealed.

Chatham-based KentReliance says its data shows landlords in the UK will make an average net profit of £162,000 per property over the next 25 years – in today’s money – despite the government’s recent tax take.

This equates to £6,500 per property per year and includes both rental income and capital gains.

KentReliance says the figures prove buy-to-let investment still has long-term appeal for landlords, even though over the 25-year term they will pay £100,000 in tax. That includes £60,000 in capital gains tax, £29,000 in income tax and £10,000 of stamp duty, assuming the landlord is a lower rate tax payer.

“The buy to let market is undergoing a sea change,” says John Eastgate of KentReliance’s parent company, OneSavings Bank (pictured, below).

“Regulatory and taxation changes have altered the market dynamic, reducing its attractiveness to amateur landlords, and increasing the tax bills of higher-rate investors.

Source: The Negotiator

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