This segment was broadcast on 8 March 2018. Some information may be out of date.

Has rental property had its run?

  • The market is slowing
  • Government changes — mortgages, tax on gains etc.
  • Pros and cons of investing in a rental
  • Why rentals are riskier than they seem
  • Comparing rental and share returns
  • The landlord personality

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.