Tagged: Buy-to-let Mortgage

Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Are the Buy-to-Let Doomsayers Right?

Reports about the health and prospects of the buy-to-let sector are somewhat contradictory at present. On the one hand, you have the commentators who claim that buy-to-let is as strong as it has ever...




BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

BTL investor surge plugs rental stock gap

Improvements to the sales market resulted in a dip in supply of rental properties towards the end of last year, but one letting agency says they have experienced a surge of enquiries from buy-to-let...




Demand pushing up rents across the UK, especially in London, new data shows

Demand pushing up rents across the UK, especially in London, new data shows

Heightened competition among tenants have led to private residential rents in the UK rising by 8% annually, according to the latest data. UK rents have risen by 1% in the last month to £762...




UK interest rate rises could affect buy to let landlord expansion, it is claimed

UK interest rate rises could affect buy to let landlord expansion, it is claimed

UK landlords are being advised to be cautious when considering expanding their buy to let portfolios due to a risk that interest rates could rise sooner than expected. With unemployment down and wage growth...




Buy-to-let rental returns fall in nine regions out of ten

Buy-to-let rental returns fall in nine regions out of ten

Yields are down as rents fall behind the rise in property prices Private landlords are experiencing a decline in rental returns across most of the country, latest data shows.




BTL investors under scrutiny from HMRC

BTL investors under scrutiny from HMRC

Profits from BTL properties are increasingly coming under close scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) which suspects some buy to let investors are underpaying their tax bills. HMRC is now running a Let...




Living standards will improve in 2014

Living standards will improve in 2014

Rent rises will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, analysis...




Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Universal Credit driving landlords away from housing benefit tenants

Confusion as to how welfare reforms will tackle rent arrears will cause larger landlords to reduce the number of properties they let to those on housing benefits, according to new research.




Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ optimism of getting B2L finance at all-time high

Landlords’ views on the availability of buy-to-let mortgage finance have reached the highest post-crisis level according to a survey by Paragon Mortgages. The survey of 200 landlords revealed that 44 per cent of landlords felt...




Number of serious rent arrears fall

Number of serious rent arrears fall

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services has revealed. As of the first quarter of 2014, the number...