In case you couldn’t make it on the day take a look at our Facebook page where you’ll get a glimpse of the atmosphere over the two days and the many prize winners of our raffle.
The Buy2Let Shop Appear at London’s Property Investor & Homebuyer Show
The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show is the UK’s largest property exhibition – and takes place twice a year at London ExCel. It’s been running since the 1980s, and since its inception, has become a key event on the property market calendar.
This year, the two-day event took place on the 7th and 8th October, and if you were one of the guests, you will have noticed The Buy2Let Shop in attendance!
The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show
The event is the most comprehensive of its kind and caters for all people involved in the property market; including property investors and landlords. There are a variety of seminars to attend over the course of the two days; covering topics such as HMO investments, investment properties in London, technological developments in the industry and financial advice.
Addressing Market Uncertainty
As expected, The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show addressed some of the year’s seismic changes – namely the stamp duty increases for second-home owners and the results of the EU referendum.
In light of this, many visitors attended the ‘Tenant Tax’ debates, which took place both on the 7th and 8th October. This not-for-profit campaign is focused on abolishing the contentious Section 24 of the 2015 Finance Act. Several other exhibitors were also engaged in discussions about Brexit and the impact it may have in the future, and an official Brexit debate was held over both days. Although the market has been fraught with uncertainty in recent months, it was good to hear many property investors speaking positively about developing their property portfolios.
HMO in the Spotlight
This year, HMO properties were very much in the spotlight. The HMO property market is booming at the moment, as more investors realise the potential they offer in terms of increased rental yield. Several of the UK’s top HMO experts (including The Buy2Let Shop) were in attendance – providing useful information on converting a property for HMO purposes, the legalities involved, and how to maximise returns.
Other types of property investment were also highlighted at the exhibition. Investing overseas was of interest to a number of visitors; and this year, the show focused on property in Nigeria. Property investment in the UK’s northern areas was also featured – given the recent trend of south-eastern buyers investing in locations such as Manchester and Liverpool.
The Buy2Let Shop at The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show
As specialist property investment agents, we were delighted to exhibit at this key event and pleased to have taken away the award for Best Stand (Shell Scheme) at the show. It was also a great opportunity to talk to so many investors about developing their portfolios. We specialise in securing significant discounts off current market prices, which is something of particular value to property investors, given the uncertainty of recent months.
If you missed us at The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, you may be interested to know that we host a number of informative property investment seminars throughout the year. In addition to helping investors secure a great deal when purchasing property, we also offer assistance with buying a house at auction. If you’d like to find out more, simply visit The Buy2Let Shop website today.