Tagged: buy-to-let

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...




Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK urged to prepare for impact of recovering property market

Landlords in the UK are being urged to ensure that their business strategy is robust enough to withstand the impact of a recovering property market and a potential forthcoming rise in interest rates. According...




Shelter’s ‘reforms’ would ruin private rented sector, says RLA

Shelter’s ‘reforms’ would ruin private rented sector, says RLA

Longer tenancies would “fatally undermine” the private rented sector, says a new report published this morning. Professor Michael Ball says the proposals, from Shelter, are poorly thought out. He also criticises calls to link...




Help to Buy mortgages set to be 30% more expensive than renting

Help to Buy mortgages set to be 30% more expensive than renting

I have already written about my concerns about the cost of Help to Buy and whether it will actually work out as cost effective, especially for first time buyers. But now I am able...