Atkinson McLeod - January 2012 Newsletter
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Atkinson McLeod - January 2012 Newsletter

If you’d strapped two 16lb shot putts to Daley Thompson’s ankles during the 110 metre hurdles, his chances of making gold in the decathlon would have been slim. That’s why we’re not holding out too much hope for house prices during 2012, the year of the Games. Now we’re not saying we expect house prices to collapse, but we do think the twin weights of the European and UK economy will hold them back in 2012. As our first article highlights, the capital’s property market is likely to put in a Bronze rather than Gold medal performance this year. Not that this should worry landlords. For them, 2012, as our second article shows, will be a year of real opportunity and could see yields soar as the rental market continues to strengthen. Landlords are also being supported by a new batch of decent buy-to-let mortgages, which are the subject of our third article. All in all, the Olympic year could see landlords reach truly Olympian heights. As ever, if you’ve got any questions or feedback, please call us or drop us a line. Alternatively, just drop into your local branch of Atkinson McLeod. Best regards, Giles Atkinson and Dan McLeod

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