Buy to let investing can come from two potential income streams: from rent and from capital growth of the property value going up.
The property market has ups and downs so it is possible to lose money if property value goes down, your outgoings exceed rental yield, or if the property is vacant for a period of time. So being a landlord is a medium to long term investment risk.
Fees associated with property purchase:
It is important to factor in the day to day running costs of a property into your calculations for rental yield.
Here is a list of some of the main costs:
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