Is Buy-To-Let Dead?
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This week, Simon talks about the Buy-To-Let strategy, and asks the thought-provoking question of whether it might be soon consigned to history. The answer may surprise you...


  • Buy-To-Let is a general term that encompasses a few different strategies in property investment. In essence, it is the practice of buying a property with the intention of leasing that property to a renter in some way.
  • It's important as property investors, to diversify the strategies you use when it comes to your portfolio. Relying on strategy alone can be risky, especially if the market or certain regulations change.
  • Generally apartments are leasehold and houses are freehold, so if someone has an apartment, then there will be more costs associated.
  • Over the last few years, there have been an increasing number of changes, such as Section 24, which came in April 2017, and caused a fundamental change in the way that property investors are taxed.


'I want to stimulate your thinking around this, so that you can come up with your own conclusions'

'You should have different types of property in different areas'

'There has been a real boom in demand for houses with outdoor space'

'The type of accommodation people want to live will vary depending on their age and circumstances'


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Simon Zutshi, experienced investor, successful entrepreneur and best-selling author, is widely recognised as one of the top wealth creation strategists in the UK. Having started to invest in property in 1995 and went on to become financially independent by the age of 32.

Passionate about sharing his experience, Simon founded the property investor’s network (pin) in 2003    pin has since grown to become the largest property networking organisation in the UK, with monthly meetings in 50 cities, designed specifically to provide a supportive, educational and inspirational environment for people like you to network with and learn from other successful investors.

Since 2003, Simon has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners how to successfully invest in a tax-efficient way.  How to create additional streams of income, give them more time to do the things they want to do and build their long-term wealth.

Simon’s book “Property Magic” which is now in its sixth edition, became an instant hit when first released in 2008 and remains an Amazon No 1 best-selling property book.

Simon launched his latest business,, in 2014, which is an FCA Regulated peer to peer lending platform to facilitate loans between private individuals and property professionals.


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