Felicity Hannah of The Independent on Sunday gets Adam Male at Urban's view on buy-to-let investors expecting to offset what they lose in tax this year by trading down to cheaper homes.
This year there will be a real shift in how private landlords buy property - especially the types of property they look to secure," says Adam Male, co-founder of the property website Urban.co.uk. "Refurbishment properties have been a less attractive option since purpose built apartments, which demand less time, started springing up in our towns and cities. But I think there will be a rise in landlords looking to get involved in 'fixer-uppers' again."The Independent on Sunday, Felicity Hannah