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Nearly half of landlords have entered buy-to-let as a way of saving for their retirement, a survey has revealed.

So-called Pension Pot landlords, who are aged over 45 and view their portfolio of properties as a long-term retirement investment, account for four in ten property owners in the sector according to Your Move.

And a quarter of this group of landlords has been investing their money in this way for 15 years or more.

Accidental landlords, who have got into buy-to-let without expecting it either through benefiting from an inheritance or changes in their personal circumstances, were the next most common.

 

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