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Should you still be investing in Birmingham Buy To Let?

A stunning photograph of the Birmingham Bullring and Skyline

If I were a buy to let landlord in Birmingham today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and will continue to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes to buy to let. To add insult to insult to injury, Brexit has caused a tempering of the Birmingham property market with property prices not increasing by the levels we have seen in the last few years.

I think we might even see a very slight drop in property prices this year, and if Birmingham property prices do drop, the downside to that is first time buyers could be attracted back into the Birmingham property market, meaning less demand for renting (meaning rents will go down). Yet, before we all run for the hills, all these things could be serendipitous to every Birmingham landlord, almost a blessing in disguise.

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What to expect from the Spring Budget 2017

Most expectations are that this will be a reserved budget from Chancellor Phillip Hammond, in what could be the last important Spring Budget for a while. This is because Hammond has decided to move all major announcements to the Autumn Budget schedule, but there will still be a number of big announcements in this budget. Here is what to expect from the Spring Budget of 2017.

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