Originally Posted by Lux23
I don't believe tenancy laws are what's really influencing investor decisions not to purchase properties to let
The number 1 issue negatively impacting investment in long term residential letting, is the risk of a bad tenant not paying and/or wrecking the property, with no consequence on the tenant. Tax, interest rates on buy2let mortgages, unfairness of RPZ, negative press commentary...... are all way behind.
Unless this is fixed, you will never improve the rental market and provide good tenants with better quality at better prices, because it is killing supply and competition. I find it incredible that the biggest problem in the rental market, is never mentioned by Threshold or other similar organisations. This could be fixed with pretty much no cost to the state, but never gets a whisper.