Buy-to-let investors take the long-term view

Research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has found that buy-to-let landlords are expecting to hold their properties for up to 20 years. The proportion of landlords who plan on keeping their properties for at least the next 12 months has risen from 77 to 88 per cent, and more than one in five is expecting to keep property for more than 20 years. The average life expectancy of a residential property investment is 16.3 years.