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Price falls aren’t the only worry in buy-to-let land, as seasoned pros confess all to ROSIE MILLARD

We are querulous types, it seems. Everybody thinks we are sitting laughing our heads off, tycoon-style, when the opposite appears to be more the case. A survey of my buy-to-let buddies has revealed the top 10 fears that keep us awake at night.

and in at number 2....

2. Price crash

A collapse in property values would, of course, wreck thousands of pension plans, nest eggs and mortgages, and smash the fragile structure on which many buy-to-let businesses are constructed.

“I started buying in 1999,” says Lennox. “Some of my flats have almost doubled in value since then. A crash is unlikely, but not impossible. The only defence against it is to make sure your portfolio comprises quality property, because quality will always sell.” Of course, if prices do go down, a comforting thought is that rents are likely to go up.

Landlord fear factor: 20%

Likelihood: anybody’s guess

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2098-1791353,00.html

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"a comforting thought is that rents are likely to go up"

Mmmm....Zzzzzzz.....keeps me feeling safe & sound at night.......Zzzzzz....

:D

Would'nt be quite so smug. Its not just mortgages that people default on.

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"a comforting thought is that rents are likely to go up"

Mmmm....Zzzzzzz.....keeps me feeling safe & sound at night.......Zzzzzz....

:D

they can do what they like, most of us will be snapping up the crash bargains :lol:

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"a comforting thought is that rents are likely to go up"

Mmmm....Zzzzzzz.....keeps me feeling safe & sound at night.......Zzzzzz....

:D

Zzzzzzz...unless of course economic recession kicks in, wages fall, unemployment rises. Then house prices AND rents will be falling.......Hmmfffga gaa Uh.... AAARRGGGGHHH!!!

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