For years, buy to let has been seen as the asset of choice for savvy investors. Millions of people have turned to property after becoming disillusioned with dismal savings rates and volatile stock markets. But, is buy to let really such a great investment?
Some people don’t even believe that property should be considered an investment in the traditional sense. John Heron, the managing director of Paragon, says: "Buy-to-let is not an investment in the normal meaning of the word. It is a commercial activity regardless of whether you have one or 100 properties.”