Tagged: buy-to-let

Landlord’s plea to Chancellor in advance of budget

Landlord’s plea to Chancellor in advance of budget

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on George Osborne to use this week’s budget to provide additional support to the private rented sector and thereby stimulate the development of new homes across the...




Could this be a crunch week for letting sector?

Could this be a crunch week for letting sector?

With the UK budget statement being delivered later this week by George Osborne it remains to be seen if measures will be introduced to close at least some of the tax breaks given to...




Bank of England considers buy-to-let mortgage restrictions

Bank of England considers buy-to-let mortgage restrictions

The Bank of England has expressed concerns over excessive landing to fund buy-to-let purchases. In its latest report, the BoE states that buy-to-let lending now accounts for 18% of new mortgage lending. This could...




Landlords report surge in demand

Landlords report surge in demand

Research conducted by Paragon Mortgages has found strong growth in the buy-to-let market during the second quarter, with 43% of landlords experiencing a rise in tenant demand. The latest figures confirm that demand is...




Increase in residential lets being agreed before tenants move out

Increase in residential lets being agreed before tenants move out

The number of properties being re-let before the existing tenant has moved out is on the increase. New research from Countrywide shows that in the current year 33% of all new lets were agreed...




Availability of rental properties falls

Availability of rental properties falls

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has reported a fall in the number of rental properties available to tenants during May. The supply of rental property fell by 7% from April, with only...




Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Number of BTL deals for first-time landlords soaring

Moneyfacts today revealed that the number of buy-to-let deals available to first-time landlords has risen by 13%, up from 574 in April to 664 today, arguably as a result of the new pension freedoms.  Charlotte...




Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Birmingham best buy-to-let area in UK

Data collected by peer-to-peer lending platform LendInvest shows that Birmingham tops the best postcodes for buy-to-let in the UK, with landlords in the area benefiting from the UK’s best rental yields. The rental yield...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...




Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were 18,200 buy to let loans in March – up 12 per cent on the previous month and up 21 per cent compared to March 2014. Buy...