The British property market is a roller coaster ride. I’ve been in it for a number of years now and it’s never as simple as it might seem. Historically it booms and then it “crashes” before it booms all over again – but the property market is strongly related to the economy, and whenever it stalls the government generally does what it can to get things moving again.
There has always been a strong desire to own your own home in this country - yet affordability problems and insecurity in the job market currently mean that there is also a strong desire for homes to rent too. All this has created a situation where many buy-to-let landlords in the UK have been doing quite well from their property portfolios even in the unsettled economic times.