Has the Help to Buy scheme impacted on the rental market ?

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme should appeal to many of those living in rented accommodation. In the latest National Landlords’ Association Tenants’ Panel survey, 27% of tenants plan to buy a home, but more – 39% – will continue to rent. These people may be deterred by the lack of a 5% deposit or being unable to afford to buy in their preferred area, while some may simply prefer the freedom offered by private tenancies. Whatever the reason, Help to Buy has not impacted private landlords’ confidence in the business of letting.