poll result by: Antonia Di Lorenzo

More than half of brokers expect to see landlord confidence in the purchase market to slowdown throughout 2019, whilst less than one third predict more landlords will buy properties.

 Mortgage Solutions polled brokers on whether they expect more buy-to-let landlords to buy properties in 2019, with 66.1% replying negatively, whilst 31.3% predicted a rise.

Just two per cent of brokers cannot give an answer.

Dominik Lipnicki, director of Your Mortgage Decisions, said the stamp duty increase as well as taxation complications have had a negative impact on the BTL sector over the past few years.

He added: “We cannot predict anything until certainty over Brexit is reached. However, this is not the only key factor, as government is not encouraging people to buy properties.

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