Tagged: buy-to-let

Brits at home with renting

Brits at home with renting

Figures from the latest Rent Check report, produced by BDRC Continental and Allsop LLP, show that Britons are increasingly at home with renting rather than buying their home. Most tenants in the study –...




Rents rise to 41pc of earnings

Rents rise to 41pc of earnings

National rents showed no sign of slowdown in October, up 1% month-on-month and 11% annually to £785 per month. This is according to research from lettings group Sequence which found that the average rent...




Help to Buy mortgages more expensive than renting, say campaigners

Help to Buy mortgages more expensive than renting, say campaigners

PricedOut says most first-time buyers would be better off renting and saving so they could access a better interest rate further down the line. First-time buyers would be better off renting than buying a home...




BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

BTL rents will rise over “foreseeable future” despite Help to Buy

Strong demand for rental property and the lack of supply of new homes will push up rents for the foreseeable future, even if Help to Buy does help more tenants onto the property ladder....




How to price a property to let

How to price a property to let

With rental demand for properties continuing to outstrip supply across many parts of the country, landlords’ expectations remain high as far asking prices are concerned. But how do we know how much our properties...




Choosing the best property investment mortgage

Choosing the best property investment mortgage

Choosing the right property investment mortgage is not easy with almost 500 different products from dozens of lenders on the market. According to the latest figures, 484 mortgages are available – and the difference...




Mortgage fraud – have we really learned our lesson?

Mortgage fraud – have we really learned our lesson?

The recent news that mortgage lenders are cracking down on residential customers who let out their homes to paying tenants without consent (referred to in the Telegraph, perhaps inaccurately, as ‘accidental landlords’) begs the...




Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Property price bubble talk is ‘premature’

Latest analysis from buy-to-let specialist, Assetz, suggests that we are far from the prospect of a ‘property bubble’. In fact, they claim that current healthy buy-to-let yields, especially outside of London and the South...




New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

New Homes Bonus scheme: Why there’s more to property than a home of one’s own

It is tragic that the  Coalition shows no commitment to solving the problem Exactly 20 years ago a Tory government introduced its widely-trumpeted Rent into Mortgage scheme, in an attempt to revive the Right...