Buy-to-let landlords must take tenant affordability into account

While demand for rental property remains strong, landlords always have to be mindful of tenants’ ability to pay higher prices, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator. Returns achieved by landlords in Scotland remain highly competitive when compared to other asset classes, the latest figures show. The average monthly rent in Scotland hit £574 in September, the latest data from Your Move Scotland reveals. However, with rental price inflation running ahead of general inflation as measured by the consumer price index, …