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‘Generation Rent (Forever)’ – 25,796 Coventry Tenants have no intention of ever buying a property to call home

The good old days of the 1970’s and 1980’s eh … with such highlights lowlights as 24% inflation, 17% interest rates, 3 day working week, 13% unemployment, power cuts ... those were the days (not)… but at least people could afford to buy their own home. So why aren’t the 20 and 30 something’s buying in the same numbers as they were 30 or 40 years ago?   Many people
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With 67,176 people in Private Rented Properties in Coventry – Should you still be investing in Coventry Buy To Let?

If I were a buy to let landlord in Coventry today, I might feel a little bruised by the assault made on my wallet after being (and continuing to be) ransacked over the last 12 months by HM Treasury’s tax changes on buy to let. To add insult to injury, Brexit has caused a tempering of the Coventry property market with property prices not increasing by the levels we have
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1,438 Coventry Households Occupied by OAP Renters

Recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics show that there are 267,704 private rented households in the Country that are occupied by people aged 65 and older, meaning 4.39% of OAP’s are living in private rented property. It got me thinking two things. How many of these OAP’s have always rented and how many have sold up and become a tenant?  In retirement, selling up could make financial
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£23.31bn total; £96m a year black hole in the Coventry Property Market – Is Buy to Let Immoral? (Part 2)

An Englishman’s Home is His Castle as Maggie Thatcher lauded - everyone should own their own home. In 1971, around 50% of people owned their own home and, as the baby-boomers got better jobs and pay, that proportion of homeowners rose to 69% by 2001. Homeownership was here to stay as many baby boomers assumed it’s very much a cultural thing here in Britain to own your own home.  
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Coventry’s private renting set to hit 38,059 households by 2021 – Is Buy to Let immoral? (Part 1)

Can we blame the 55 to 70-year-old Coventry citizens for the current housing crisis in the city?   Also known as the ‘Baby Boomer Generation’, these Coventry people were born after the end of the Second World War as the country saw a massive rise in births as they slowly recovered from the economic hardships experienced during wartime.   Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, they experienced (whilst in their 20’s,