Investing in property. Still worth it?

Steve Easter, sales director at South Tyneside-based chartered financial planning firm Fairstone Group, looks at the current challenges and opportunities for buy-to-let investors

British landlords have faced a tough time over the last 18 months. Those investing in residential property have had to absorb a three per cent stamp duty surcharge on all new property purchases since April 2016 and as of April this year, tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest has been cut back.