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KEYWORD "Retirement" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage lending caps now well below average house price

The Bank of England says one in four mortgages will end when the mortgage borrower is in retirement, as more people...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Parents ‘feel guilty’ if they can’t help children buy property

Over half of current home owners with adult children have or expect to help their children financially to buy a property...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting set to boom as buying is even less affordable

The average house prices in England was £290,000 last year, some 8.3 times average annual earnings. This was actually down from 8.5...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Scrapping Section 21 is landlords' headache - and backfiring on Gove

The removal of Section 21 notices and the end of fixed-term tenancies are the two issues that concern landlords the most,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Long term Renting risks ruining our retirement resilience

Renting affects the resilience of all age groups.  Only one fifth of Millennial/Gen Z households who rent are on track for a...

16 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Millennials to become the wealthiest generation ever - claim

Millennials, long seen as a financially disadvantaged generation, are on the brink of becoming the wealthiest generation in history thanks to...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Worries grow over dramatic slump in older buy to let landlords

New figures from lenders trade body UK Finance show a massive fall in buy to let loans for those aged 55...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax - will Jeremy Hunt target stamp duty in his Budget?

Although SDLT receipts have been volatile in recent years, the property tax’s effectiveness as a revenue-raiser for the Government is not...

10 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

The Sneaky Seven - more expert tax info for landlords

Painful tax traps have been set for millions of people this year. Your pay may not even have kept pace with...

27 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Letting agents could face regulation under Labour amendment tactic

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Big rise in landlords reducing buy to let portfolios

One in five (20 per cent of) landlords plans to reducing their buy to let holdings according to a new survey. The...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Wave goodbye to winter property woes

It’s not just the weather that’s wet and dreary – the outlook looks bleak for landlords too as we head towards...

17 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Buying Spree! Vast majority of portfolio landlords have bought property

No fewer than 88 per cent of portfolio landlords have added to their portfolios in the last six months, despite market...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

We Quit! Third of landlords retiring or quitting because of rental woe

A third of landlords have suggested they are considering retiring or quitting the sector because of attacks and obstacles in the...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s OK to be a Long-Term Renter!

Our generations-old obsession with home-ownership may be waning for the first time in recent memory. The introduction of the Housing Act in...

04 November 2023

From: The Big Issues

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Landlords and Letting Agents

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving landlords and letting agents and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Older renters set to surge in number within a few years

After a decade of steady growth, the number of older renters is poised to increase rapidly over the next 10 years...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market snapshot - latest on asking prices and volumes

The average price of homes coming to the market have dipped slightly once again, according to Rightmove. The newly-marketed properties are some...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters face grim retirement according to pension survey

One in three Britons could be facing poverty in retirement according to Scottish Widows - with renters amongst the most vulnerable. The...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures show how old buy to let landlords are

New data produced by lettings agency Savills gives an indication of how the buy to let sector may be threatened by...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Short let holiday stays appeal to would-be property investors

A quarter of Britons are considering becoming holiday let landlords to earn extra income from the continued popularity of UK staycations,...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters described as having “a pension problem”

Renters in both the private and social housing sectors have been described as having “a pension problem” by a financial analyst. Helen...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking price of 40-year mortgages revealed by study

The number of borrowers taking out mortgages lasting 35 years or longer has rocketed in the past 12 months, with uptake...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Most recent landlord sales have been from retirees, figures show

Landlords who bought soon after the launch of the first buy-to-let mortgage in 1996 are retiring in increasing numbers.   Research from lettings...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Will abolishing lifetime pension allowances hurt buy to let?

A tax expert claims the government’s move to abolish the lifetime allowance for pension contributions may damage the buy to let...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting “ruins retirement for single people and self-employed” - claim

A business consultancy says the high cost of renting is ruining the retirement dreams of different groups, such as single people...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Specialist property sales for landlords

As many buy-to-let landlords continue to question their place in the market with ever increasing legislation, finance and management costs, one...

26 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

New forecast predicts double-digit price falls for homes in 2023

The Hargreaves Lansdown business consultancy is forecasting a 10.4 per cent drop in house prices from their peak, to take place...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Divorce Day looms - rental sector braced for surge in demand

January 9 this year, the first working Monday after the Christmas Break, has been dubbed Divorce Day. This is typically when enquiries...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property funding retirement? Not easy now - landlords warned

A major survey of 1,500 adults shows that a quarter plan to downsize their home in retirement, with many others suggesting...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC trousers huge rise in tax revenue - latest figures

New data just released by HM Revenue & Customs shows income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax receipts for April...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis pushing more to consider holiday lets

Large numbers of Britons are considering becoming holiday let landlords to earn extra income from the continued popularity of UK staycations,...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords may sell cheaply to avoid EPC upgrade costs

Many landlords who do not want to commit to high levels of expenditure to improve the energy efficiency of their homes,...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Are you in buy to let to supplement your pension?

Landlords that have reached the state pension retirement age of 65 are generating a net income of over £10 billion according...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Crisis - Period homes may be nightmares for landlords

A leading financial analyst says what are generally called “period properties” are set to become financial nightmares for landlords or owner...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters and Retirement - An Analyst’s Perspective

The Hargreaves Lansdown Savings and Resilience Barometer - which looks at national resilience on debts, savings, investing and planning for later...

20 August 2022

From: The Big Issues

Time to cash in your rental portfolio?

As landlords continue to exit the market, there seems to be no easy solution for selling. Owning a buy-to-let portfolio can be...

02 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022: What you need to know

In its latest plans, the government is hoping to make the leasehold system fairer for leaseholders through a brand new Reform...

02 July 2022

From: The Big Issues

Higher interest rates spark cooling in new-build market

An online property platform says it expects May’s sales figures for new build searches to be slightly below expectations. This is as...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Wind Of Change on Ground Rents - but past problems endure

For many years now developers, freeholders and landlords have been engaged in the practice of utilising ground rents as lucrative investments...

07 May 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Renters will feel vulnerable because of inflation - warning

A warning has been issued by a business consultancy that renters are set to feel particularly vulnerable this year because of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge Build To Rent programme announced by pension provider

Legal & General’s Retirement Institutional division has announced a massive £2.5 billion investment to deliver as many as 7,000 Build To...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants face looming pension crisis warns business consultancy

Renters are much less likely than homeowners to have at least a moderate income in retirement according to business consultancy Hargreaves...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy to Let Investment guide – Free to Download

In recent years, letting property has become more challenging due to a range of tax and regulation changes and since March...

25 November 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords tell of distress over thousands owed by agency

Two landlords have spoken out about their losses and treatment from a lettings agency which has collapsed. Last month we reported that...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Investors and traders – What to look for when viewing auction property

Investors viewing auction property A property investor is a long-term investor who lives by the fact they will be substantially better off...

23 March 2021

From: Property Auctions

Fears grow of Capital Gains Tax hike for landlords

Landlords are warning the government that if it increases Capital Gains Tax the rental market will freeze up. Chatter has increased in...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Senior Tory stands up for landlords suffering long-term arrears

A senior Conservative peer and consumer campaigner has spoken strongly in favour of landlords’ rights. In a House of Lords debate on...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Shut Down! Property investment schemes closed by Insolvency Service

Two property investment companies and an associated business have all been closed down “in the public interest” by the government’s Insolvency...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Renting in later life increasingly popular says specialist provider

Retirement rental specialist Girlings says the phenomenon of later life renting is growing in popularity. It says independent research from Paragon Bank...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold reforms should be good news for landlords

Landlords with leasehold properties should be able to enjoy reduced costs and red tape when they wish to extend their leases,...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners are now focused on ‘using excess cash to invest in their property’

Investing in property is not a get rich quick scheme, but rather a long-term financial solution to building wealth, as any...

02 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Proposed taxation would see the reality of owning property ‘greatly diminish’

Many young people would find it significantly harder to get a foot on the housing ladder, leaving many effectively renting for...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

TML removes restrictions on letting to DSS tenants

The Mortgage Lender (TML) will no longer prevent buy-to-let landlords from letting property to tenants in receipt of benefits. The move comes...

12 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General to complete largest privately funded development in Wales

Legal & General will develop 318 Build to Rent flats as part of a £400m regeneration of Cardiff’s Central Square district...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Canada Life Home Finance cuts buy-to-let rates and increases maximum LTV

Canada Life Home Finance has reduced rates and increased the maximum loan-to-value (LTV) across its buy-to-let and second home product range. The lender...

23 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Leek United removes affordability assessment for BTL landlords

Leek United has made a number of changes to its lending policy across its retirement, buy-to-let and remortgage product ranges. In terms...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS scraps age limit for buy-to-let landlords

Leeds Building Society has removed the age limit completely on its buy-to-let mortgages, allowing more customers to borrow into retirement. The lender...

04 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in the number of older renters

There has been a sharp rise in the number of older renters over the last year, according to new research from...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Planning for retirement: wealth ‘intrinsically linked to bricks and mortar’

With fresh analysis revealing that national property wealth has surpassed £4 trillion, a growing number of older homeowners are now factoring...

18 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in the number of people with additional properties

The buy-to-let boom over the past 20 years has contributed significantly to the number of people who own second homes. More than...

17 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Masthaven revamps buy-to-let range

Masthaven has announced changes to its buy-to-let mortgage range, including flexible criteria, rates for non-traditional tenants and landlords, as well as...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Retirees urged to consider renting in retirement rather than take equity release

It may actually make more financial sense for older people to rent rather than withdraw equity from their properties, according to...

21 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Notable rise in the number of over 65s investing in buy-to-let

There has been an increase in the number of older people investing in the buy-to-let sector, fresh figures show. Commercial Trust has...

13 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Property still beats a pension, new figures show

When it comes to saving for retirement, many of us are split on whether property or a pension is the best...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips to help protect yourself against property investment fraud

Many people invest in property or sign up to investment club arrangements, which are not uncommon in the industry, but sometimes it...

21 February 2019

From: Breaking News

New 5-year fixed expat buy-to-let product launched by Marsden BS

Marsden Building Society has launched a new five-year fixed expat buy-to-let product for landlords looking to buy or remortgage a buy-to-let...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More people are selling up and renting in retirement

An increasing number of over 60s are looking to sell up and rent in retirement, research shows. According to the Centre for...

28 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Brexit uncertainty good news for BTL landlords?

Many people tend to hold off on buying property during times of uncertainty and that appears to be precisely what is...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Councils are choosing to enforce the ‘harshest options’ to punish landlords

A growing number of local authorities are using selective licensing to introduce penalties for buy-to-let landlords that go well beyond the...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgages could help landlords meet Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Just 4% of landlords and tenants had in April this year heard of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), claims research by...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Growing number of people looking to rent in retirement

Private renting has more than doubled over the past 20 years, and young people are by far the most likely age...

13 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords vote ‘trustworthiness’ as the most important quality in tenants

Every good landlord deserves good tenants, and every good tenant deserves a good home. But what makes a good tenant? Fresh research...

12 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby scraps maximum age limit

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has removed all upper age restrictions across its entire mortgage range, including buy-to-let products. Hinkley & Rugby’s...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property licensing: too many landlords face ‘unnecessary criminal proceedings’

Landlord licensing schemes are popping up all over the UK as local authorities step up their efforts to clampdown on rogue...

30 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let continues to offer ‘long-term benefits’ for investors

Buy-to-let investment in the long-term is still likely to beat savings rates by a significant margin over the coming years, despite recent...

16 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Where is the best place to retire?

There has been a notable increase in the number of people wanting to step off the property ladder and rent in...

27 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-65s have gained £45.7bn of property wealth in a year

Retired homeowners have gained £9,744 each on average in property wealth over the past 12 month despite uncertainty in the property market,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise is ‘another blow’ for buy-to-let investors, say accountants

The Bank of England’s decision to raise the interest rate yesterday, from 0.5% to 0.75%, will increase the interest costs of...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Many BTL landlords worried their properties won't ‘cover their own costs’

Bricks and mortar have provided stellar returns for many people over the past couple of decades, prompting many to rely on...

16 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property wealth is helping to “change lives”

Property investment is not a quick fix, but rather a long-term financial solution to building wealth, as any good buy-to-let landlord will...

12 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Retirement Advance enhances buy-to-let products for older landlords

Retirement Advantage has cut rates and increased loan-to-value (LTV) ratios across its older borrower buy-to-let range. The products, launched last year, allow...

05 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let is still an attractive investment

The attraction of buy-to-let may be waning as far as some people are concerned due to a series of tax changes,...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Secured loans against BTL rental property – what you need to know

Historically secured loans against buy to let property were seen as a last chance option for a landlords borrowing needs. In...

26 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Equity release market proving ‘extremely resilient’

The total amount of equity released by homeowners, including buy-to-let landlords, was up 5.8% in May compared to the previous month,...

26 June 2018

From: Breaking News

A fifth of landlords ‘fell into’ buy-to-let

One in five landlords in this country entered the buy-to-let sector without even planning to, finding themselves with a property ‘accidentally’...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Is a letting agent worth the investment?

As a property professional working in the lettings market, I feel that the moves to stamp out poor landlord practice and...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Older BTL investors target property in London and South East

In recent years, cites within the north of England have attracted more property investors targeting high yields, but new research shows...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Shortage of retirement homes creates opportunities for BTL landlords

Older people are facing a shortage of suitable housing for their retirement, putting pressure on the wider property market. A new report...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Property Vs pensions – which is best for your retirement?

As we grow older, we begin to think about life after work, and being to imagine how retirement may be for...

09 April 2018

From: Breaking News

One in eight retiring without a pension

Up to 12% of people retiring in 2018 have not made any financial provision for their retirement, according to fresh research...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Growing number of over 60s choosing to rent

There has been a sharp rise in the number of over 60s renting privately, according to new research from the Centre...

26 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom is coming to an end

Fewer people are looking to invest in buy-to-let property as new regulations and a cooler market deter prospective property investors.   A...

15 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Greater demand for retirement rentals

There has been a rise in the number of people wanting to step off the housing ladder and rent in retirement...

08 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Expat demand for buy-to-let property increases

There has been a sharp rise in the number of expats in Australia looking to invest in UK buy-to-let property, despite...

08 February 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA adds Chorley Building Society to its lender panel

TMA Club has added Chorley Building Society to its lender panel, offering members immediate access to a wide range of buy-to-let...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

The young prioritise property over pensions

The future of the pensions industry has been dealt a further blow as young people feel saving for property is more...

29 January 2018

From: Breaking News

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