Tagged: buy-to-let

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...




New landlords on the rise

New landlords on the rise

Some 22% of intermediaries buy-to-let business during the second quarter of 2013 came from first-time landlords, the Paragon Mortgages confidence tracking survey has shown. John Heron, director of mortgages, said: “We have seen over...




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...




Parts of England facing major new homes shortage, according to planning experts

Parts of England facing major new homes shortage, according to planning experts

Some regions in England are facing major shortfalls in terms of the delivering of new homes over the next five according to a new report from planning consultants. Both the North West of the...




Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

Buy-to-let landlords shun benefits tenants

The proportion of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped from 34pc to 27pc as welfare reforms began to kick in. The number of landlords renting to tenants on benefits has dropped sharply,...




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...




ARLA: Landlords shift from long-term to short term investors

ARLA: Landlords shift from long-term to short term investors

The buy-to-let market has shifted from long-term investors to novice landlords who view property as a short-term investment, says the Association of Residential Lettings Agents. In its report YouGov SixthSense Buy-to-let: Landlords and Mortgages,...