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KEYWORD "Paragon Mortgages" - 47 RESULTS
Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the proportion of landlords opting to acquire properties through limited companies.  This...

15 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Bad Quality Rental Housing? Not Any More…

As most landlords know, a myriad of myths has built up around the private rented sector and one that seems to...

15 April 2023

From: The Big Issues

Landlords improve big majority of their rental homes - survey

Landlords have helped drive an improvement in standards in privately rented property, with four in five upgrading each rental home they...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Damaging Perceptions of the Private Rental Sector

Two key figures jumped out at me from the National Residential Landlords Association’s (NRLA) excellent recent report on the private rented...

11 February 2023

From: The Big Issues

Capital! Highest rental demand in the UK found in London

Landlords with properties in Central London have reported the highest levels of tenant demand across England and Wales. Research on behalf of...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Would you adapt your property for older tenants?

Half of landlords are prepared to make changes to their property to accommodate the needs of older tenants. Paragon Bank analysis of...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Private Renting is No Longer for Just the Young

There are many misconceptions about the private rented sector, but a common one I hear is that it is the tenure...

07 January 2023

From: The Big Issues

Advice to Landlords: Plan Ahead in Volatile Markets

We seem to be living in a continuous stream of ‘once in a lifetime’ events. From Brexit, to the pandemic and...

17 September 2022

From: Tax & Finance

White Paper - government should beware unintended consequences

Unintended consequences. Let’s face it, they happen across lots of different areas of our lives. We start out with the best...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Politicians To Decide Future Shape of the Private Rental Sector

A report from the Public Accounts Committee on the regulation of the private rented sector (PRS) was issued with little notice...

07 May 2022

From: Rental Reform

Now is the time to change outdated perceptions of landlords

Let’s face facts, landlords and the private rented sector have a reputation problem. Perceived to be the poor relation of housing provision, the sector is...

09 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

Is The Private Rental Sector facing a Supply Crisis?

Bromsgrove is a classic rental market. The Worcestershire market town is enveloped by green space but is just a thirty-minute commute...

08 January 2022

From: Industry Views

Mortgages linked to better EPCs are ‘key’ for buy to let lender

Paragon Bank increased buy to let lending to landlords by 33.9 per cent to £1.61 billion in its last financial year,...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news - Buy To Let tide turns for first time in four years

For the first time in four years, the proportion of landlords who say they plan to expand their portfolios is higher...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords buy in cities, bucking the Covid countryside craze

Coronavirus has prompted much talk of landlords and tenants alike fleeing cities for the country - but some evidence suggests that...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Paragon introduces short-term funding for landlords

Paragon has expanded its product range with the introduction of short-term finance for landlords to fund property refurbishment. The short-term finance products...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

TSB and Natwest introduce new BTL mortgage products

TSB has introduced a range of new two-year fixed rate mortgage deals, while Natwest has cut rates on selected deals to...

14 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgages now make up almost a fifth of all mortgages - Paragon

Buy-to-let mortgages made up 17% of all mortgage cases in the three months to October, according to a new report by Paragon...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon makes portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to implement changes for portfolio landlords ahead of the Prudential...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax u-turn needed to ensure PRS ‘continues to perform well’

Given that Britain will soon have one of the toughest tax regimes for private landlords in the western world once mortgage...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon's mortgage lending soars despite tax changes for landlords

A growing number of private landlords are successfully adjusting their investment strategies to mitigate the impact of changes in tax and...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

More landlords opting for ‘longer term fixed rates’

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are looking to take advantage of record low borrowing rates by locking into longer term...

04 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords optimistic as they plan for tax changes

Optimism among landlords has improved modestly over the past 12 months and suggests confidence is returning to the market following a...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gearing among buy-to-let landlords is ‘low and getting lower’

Gearing among landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, with the average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio falling by 2%...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Proportion of landlords looking to sell falls as tenant demand grows

The proportion of landlords who intend to sell their rental properties as a result of the government's draconian tax changes has...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords will inevitably ‘seek to increase rents’ to offset higher costs

Many tenants renting privately will almost certainly be hit with rent rises following changes to the tax regime for landlords, according...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New fixed rate range to help buy-to-let landlords ‘minimise costs’

Paragon has launched a range of new fixed rate products for those seeking to make fresh buy-to-let acquisitions as well as...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong rental demand means ‘growing need for professional landlords’

Specialist lender Paragon remains positive about buy-to-let, despite a tightening of regulations in the market that has included a major crackdown...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New five-year BTL fixes from Paragon

A new range of five year, fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage products for individual and limited company landlords has been launched by...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand continues to grow

Despite the chancellor George Osborne’s attempts to create what he described as a “level playing field” between landlords and those buying...

14 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlord confidence remains subdued

Confidence among buy-to-let investors remains low following recent and forthcoming changes to tax for buy-to-let landlords in the UK, according to...

07 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches new BTL mortgage products

Paragon Mortgages has updated its buy-to-let product range for professional landlords and added six new products, designed to provide landlords with...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

PRS remains ‘fundamental part’ of housing market despite uncertain outlook

With tenant demand continuing to rise, the private rented sector (PRS) will remain a “fundamental part” of the UK’s housing market...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon relaxes company BTL criteria

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords move towards limited companies

A survey of nearly 1,400 private rented sector landlords undertaken by BDRC Continental on behalf of Paragon Mortgages has revealed that...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers outnumber landlords three to one

Data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows lending to first-time buyers continues to outnumber buy-to-let purchases by...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand continues to grow in Q3, while yields remain stable

A survey of nearly 2,000 landlords commissioned by Paragon Mortgages reveals that tenant demand has continued to grow across the country...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

New buy-to-let lending up 102% at Paragon

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015.   The group...

25 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Void periods remain at record low

The average void period dipped below 2.6 weeks per annum in Q3, according to Paragon Mortgages' latest report.  The figure remains historically...

22 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon's buy-to-let business doubles

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has announced its financial results for the quarter ending 30 June 2015. The...

31 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon targets professional landlords with new deals

Specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has launched a range of three year fixed rate products and refreshed all other products in...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords upbeat about tenant demand

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages, highlights the continued growth in tenant demand in the second quarter, with 43% of...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Well actually … most tenants are perfectly happy with their landlords

Research commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Mortgages shows that 81 per cent of tenants living in the private rented sector...

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon doubles business pipeline

Paragon Mortgages has enjoyed a successful year, increasing its mortgage pipeline by 101% in the 12 months to 31 March. New lending...

22 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords on the look-out for semi-detached

The latest landlord research by Paragon Mortgages has revealed a marked increase in the number of landlords on the look-out for...

13 May 2015

From: Breaking News

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