A decade of scant reward predicted for individual buy-to-let investors

The latest analysis by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed that UK buy-to-let investors can expect an average return of just 3% between now and 2025.The projected 3% return is calculated before tax, but does take ‘expected’ running costs into account.

Given that many buy-to-let investors were achieving returns of 7% less than a decade ago, PwC’s figures could make for disheartening reading for prospective investors. However, for those with sufficient funds and expertise, the analysis does suggest that including a housing investment as part of a diverse portfolio including riskier assets could strike the right balance.

At The House Crowd, through a mix of informed purchasing and cost-effective renovation, we are able to outstrip average buy-to-let trends and offer our investment partners a fixed annual return of 6% on long term rental projects. In addition, for those wanting short-term gain, our develop and sell projects provide a typical return of 12%-14%.

During a period of what seems like never ending economic doom and gloom, we are delighted to be able to offer investors an option that returns double the UK average – all without the hassle of finding, purchasing and maintaining the property.

The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding (for more information on the process, visit www.http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd//how-it-works/). We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments (for more information about us, visit www.http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd//about/our-manifesto/). If you’ve read enough and want to invest now, visit www.http://thehousecrowd.com/thehousecrowd//invest-in-property/).