Tagged: Buy-to-let Mortgage

Buy-to-let leads the way to recovery

Buy-to-let leads the way to recovery

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has wasted no time in signalling his views on the economy and his plans for interest rates in particular. It is perhaps unfair to contrast styles with his...




University towns offer buy to let landlords the chance to turn a healthy profit

University towns offer buy to let landlords the chance to turn a healthy profit

Property investors hoping to join the buy-to-let boom should look to university towns beyond London to find the best returns, according to a new survey. Mortgage lending to landlords is at a five-year high...




Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Analysis from the UK’s largest lettings agency Countrywide shows that the highest buy-to-let yields in July were achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. The average yield across the...




Leeds, Nottingham and Southend crowned UK’s buy-to-let hotspots

Leeds, Nottingham and Southend crowned UK’s buy-to-let hotspots

Leeds, Nottingham and Southend-on-Sea are returning higher rental yields than any other UK cities, according to buy-to-let mortgage specialist TBMC.




Buy-to-let fuels house price boom

Buy-to-let fuels house price boom

Lending to landlords and mortgage subsidies pull market to record level as investors cash in on cheap deals. Britain’s buy-to-let mortgage market has surged to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash, prompting...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




Can society afford the rental boom?

Can society afford the rental boom?

With the shift away from home ownership continuing apace, Strategic Society Centre director James Lloyd asks if the country can afford to become a nation of renters. Consider this: when today’s twenty-somethings reach retirement...




‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

‘Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns’ claims new report

Returns from buy-to-let are in long-term decline, says Richard Dyson. Landlords have unrealistic expectations of property returns and are failing to consider the effects of a range of costs, a new report has shown....




June update on the Private Rented Sector

June update on the Private Rented Sector

Longer tenancies, the potential consequences for the industry of the Superstrike vs Rodrigues case, and of course Shelters launch of its campaign to ban agent fees to tenants.




Landlords see improvement in finance availability

Landlords see improvement in finance availability

The proportion of landlords who think that buy-to-let finance is more freely available is at the highest level since the financial crisis, a survey by Paragon Mortgages has found. The survey of landlord customers...