The tide is turning for buy-to-let investors

The tide is turning for buy-to-let investors
Investors are profiting from strong increases in rents and yields

In contrast to the boom, Dublin rents are now increasing at a faster rate than house prices

Investors in the residential rental market appear to be onto a winner, based on recent news that rents and yields are showing strong increases, while the government is increasing the tax relief on the interest that they pay on their mortgages. Nevertheless, some investors are expected to quit the market as they face substantial hikes in mortgage repayments.

Experts differ on these trends. John McCartney of Savills points to how the number of households renting...

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