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Protect tenants by regulating letting agents, says property manager

All letting agents should be regulated and required to have minimum training qualifications in order to reduce the number of rogue...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax hikes is incentivising the use of homes as ‘short-term holiday lets’

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are letting out their homes as short-term holiday lets, making them no longer available for...

12 December 2017

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords continue to benefit from ‘healthy capital growth and high yields’

Investment in buy-to-let continues to outperform most major asset classes, at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility. Despite...

08 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords sell up as buy-to-let crackdown bites

The past few months have seen a number of buy-to-let investors sell up, and this is expected to place upward pressure...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

LSL launches new exclusive BTL deals with Leeds BS

LSL Group has launched two new five-year fixed rate buy-to-let products with Leeds Building Society The products, with rates of 2.94% and...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords adapting to controversial tax changes

But-to-let landlords are adapting to ongoing restrictions to tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest, with almost half of all landlords having...

01 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental supply falls in October as letting agents predict price rises

The supply of rental properties fell by 3.7% during October when compared to the previous month, according to fresh data from...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in buy-to-let remortgaging activity

Remortgaging activity has increased significantly in recent months, helped in no small part by record low mortgage rates and continued house...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Council tax discount for landlords may be scrapped

Buy-to-let landlords could soon be hit with an empty homes tax after the Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday gave local councils the...

23 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Philip Hammond urged to scrap stamp duty

The Chancellor Philip Hammond should scrap stamp duty because it would encourage more buy-to-let landlords to invest in the private rented...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax breaks for landlords needed to keep them in the market

A raft of ‘anti-landlord’ policies introduced by the government have prompting concern that buy-to-let landlords with low profit margins could end...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

The annual rate of rental growth slows

Annual rental price growth slowed between September and October with the cost of the average new let in Great Britain increasing...

13 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord investment show takes place in London today

Buy-to-let landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London today where they will be able to...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investing to ‘fall most dramatically’ - Savills

The number of properties acquired by buy-to-let investors using a mortgage will plummet by more than a quarter over the next...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise could push up the cost of renting

The Bank of England’s decision to increase interest rates yesterday could lead to rents rising across the country as some landlords...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent hit by rising house prices

The annual rate of house price growth increased to 2.5% in October, according to the latest figures, pushing homes further out...

02 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Is buy-to-let still a good investment? The PM certainly seems to think so

Over the past couple of years, private landlords have suffered some disappointing blows compared with other investors, such as the scrapping...

30 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage lending remains flat

Mortgage lending to buy-to-let investors remained largely unchanged in August despite an overall increase in residential mortgage lending, according to the...

16 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking rents fall amid rise in property supply

Asking rents are continuing to drop as the supply of property to let increases, according to a new report. Historically, asking rents...

09 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Help to Rent and tax reforms among recommendations made to Treasury

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has submitted recommendations to HM Treasury ahead of Autumn Budget Statement, due to be delivered on...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Letting agents under ‘increasing pressure’ from changing legislation

It is currently a challenging time for letting agents, following a raft of changes introduced by the government prompting concern that...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK slips down EU buy-to-let league table

The UK has dropped into the bottom five European buy-to-let markets for investors as UK yields plummet, according to the latest...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

New industry alliance to lobby on behalf of landlords

With almost a quarter of existing buy-to-let landlords thinking about exiting the private rented sector and many more planning to increase...

19 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Free advice event for landlords and investors

Landlords across the East Midlands are being invited to attend a free event offering mortgage, tax and new legislation advice. The event,...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

When is the best time to sell a BTL property?

This year has seen record numbers of landlords selling their BTL properties, in response to regulatory changes and the economic uncertainty,...

14 September 2017

From: Breaking News

A growing number of tenants are ‘stuck in a never ending rental trap’

The scare tactics adopted by the government to keep Britain in the EU ahead of last year’s Brexit referendum saw the...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental market in Scotland ‘remains in good shape’ despite ban on fees

It is currently a challenging time for letting agents, following a raft of changes introduced by the government prompting concern that...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords need to be ‘fully up-to-speed with legislation’

With a high number of laws affecting buy-to-let landlords and changing frequently, it is now more important than ever to keep...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer landlords cash-in on rising rents despite expanding portfolios

The number of buy-to-let landlords in the UK has fallen by 154,000 since 2015 despite the volume of rented homes increasing...

11 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Investing in property continues to deliver ‘very healthy returns’

Despite a host of anti-landlord policies adopted by the government, including higher stamp duty and the phasing out of mortgage tax...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

What really keeps landlords awake at night?

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market...

04 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

04 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to run their buy-to-let portfolio ‘as a business’

Private landlords are being advised to adopt a more professional approach when it comes to managing their property portfolio, after new...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up rents in England and Wales

A decline in the number of rental properties on the market is driving rents upwards across England and Wales, fresh figures...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘batten down the hatches’ and increase rents

A growing number of landlords are selling off properties and increasing rents in response to regulatory changes and political uncertainty after...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Landlord tax’ raises £2bn from buy-to-let investors

The Treasury has so far pocketed around £2bn as a result of the 3% stamp duty surcharge on additional homes, including...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Skipton insist it’s ‘business as usual’ despite rule change

Skipton Building Society has announced that it has tightened its portfolio affordability requirements to 150% at 5.5%, and at 5% for...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Eight-month run of falling rents comes to an end as UK growth doubles

A run of eight consecutive months of falling rents in London came to an end last month, according to Countrywide. The UK's...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of homes continuing to drive up rents

Rents look set to increase further in the coming months, as the supply-demand imbalance continues to grow. With landlords facing increasing pressure...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More BTL landlords needed to meet demand from a growing population

Supply and demand are perhaps the most fundamental concepts of economics, and it is the main reason why UK house prices...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas landlords shun UK housing market after tax hikes

The number of overseas investors with buy-to-let properties has dropped sharply after a tax and regulatory clampdown, reducing the number of...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up rents

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive rental prices upwards across the country, according to the Association of Residential Letting...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips: A few options to help protect your profits and limit loss

The anti-landlord policies adopted by the government has had an adverse impact on private landlords, especially the smaller players, over the...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp decline in buy-to-let landlords ‘likely to back fire on tenants’

Buy-to-let landlords are currently in retreat in the property market, leaving many prospective first-time buyers, including many existing tenants, in a...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Is property still a better bet than a pension?

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, last year confirmed what many of us already knew – investing in property...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence bullish despite higher buy-to-let taxes

A number of landlords remain confidence about the buy-to-let sector despite tax hikes hitting the private rented sector, research shows. More than...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

BTL tax changes the ‘next pension crisis’, warns NLA

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in buy-to-let has outperformed all major asset classes in recent years, but...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s super prime rentals market is booming

With a growing number of would-be buyers turning to luxury rentals while they wait out political and economic uncertainty, activity in...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Iain Duncan Smith speaks out in support of private landlords

Many buy-to-let landlords will undoubtedly commend former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith for slamming anti-buy-to-let legislation introduced by the former chancellor...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK rental market activity slows in June

There was a drop in the number of properties let last month, as a lack of supply restricted choice for potential...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending increases for all borrowers, including BTL investors

Mortgage lending rose for all borrowers, including buy-to-let landlords, in May, although there is a possibility that the drop in lending...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to slow across the UK

The average rental value of a new letting in the UK increased by just 0.24% in the first six months of...

10 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

Tax hikes for landlords are ‘hurting but not working’

The stamp duty hike and mortgage tax relief cuts simply do not add up for buy-to-let landlords, leaving many with little...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

BTL lending forecast revised down

The Council of Mortgage Lender’s (CML) buy-to-let forecast for 2017 and 2018 has been revised down from previous expectations at the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Save on tax: 10 ways to potentially cut what you pay to HMRC

Very few of us enjoy filling in a tax return. But here are a few suggestions put forward by London based...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Letting activity buoyant in super prime Home Counties

Changes to taxation and greater flexibility from landlords means activity in the super prime rental market across the Home Counties is...

15 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax reforms continue to deter buy-to-let landlords

The number of mortgages approved for buy-to-let acquisitions fell in April, according to the latest figures, which suggest that many landlords...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New government needs to focus on attracting BTL landlords

The new Tory-led government is being urged to reverse punitive tax policies affecting private landlords in order to increase much needed...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Theresa May’s plan to govern with DUP will not halt ‘landlord bashing’

Over the weekend Number 10 said that a deal with the Democratic Unionists had been reached, but was then forced to...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost half of buy-to-let landlords still looking to expand portfolios

Almost half of buy-to-let landlords are looking to expand their property portfolios despite recent tax changes in the industry and tougher...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents remain stagnant as affordability pressures ‘pinch the pockets of renters’

Rents have flat-lined across most of the UK, as a growing number of landlords refrain from asking for rental increases, new...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of rental homes coming on to the market drops sharply

The number of properties coming on to the private rental market continues to fall, driving up rents across many parts of...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for buy-to-let falls as higher taxes bite

The number of buy-to-let landlords registering to buy property fell last month by 3.7% in England and Wales compared with the...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in the number of first time buy-to-let investors

There has been a significant increase in the number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector for the first time over...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Suppressing BTL market leaves overall housing market in a ‘precarious position’

The government is putting the overall housing market at risk by “squeezing” the buy-to-let sector with higher stamp duty, new mortgage...

30 May 2017

From: Breaking News

The north of England is rapidly becoming a ‘landlord hotspot’

The north of England, supported by the Northern Powerhouse concept, has already attracted a lot of investment, helping to drive up...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

BTL deals available to limited companies double in a year

It is a currently a challenging time for buy-to-let landlords, following a raft of changes introduced by the government which are...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental market activity slows sharply

There was a significant fall in both the number of new listings and properties let last month, as a lack of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp decline in BTL valuations due to ‘government’s anti-landlord policies’

There has been a significant fall in buy-to-let valuation activity, according to forecasts by Connells Survey & Valuation. The proportion of buy-to-let...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords adopting a ‘more strategic’ approach to investing in London

Recent tax changes mean that investing in buy-to-let property will no longer deliver the returns it once did for many landlords,...

15 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips to help you sell your property this Spring

First it was the change in Stamp duty and Landlord Taxation taking a large chunk of Investors out of the buying...

02 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Labour unveil plans to ‘call time on bad landlords’

Labour has pledged a “consumer rights revolution” which will introduce legal minimum standards for all rental homes because people currently have...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in landlords quitting the PRS

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords exiting the buy-to-let sector due to higher stamp duty costs...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Momentum improves but outlook for the letting market remains unpredictable

There was a significant increase in both the number of new listings and properties let last month, but the rental market...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let property continues to deliver ‘strong returns’

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in buy-to-let continues to outperform other major asset classes, including bonds, cash...

13 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Developers plead for rethink on buy-to-let tax

More than three quarters of housebuilders would like to see the government reconsider its buy-to-let tax policies as part of a...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Best buy-to-let mortgages: rates at a record low

Looking for a buy-to-let mortgage? There are some excellent deals available – provided you know where to look. The number of buy-to-let...

11 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental values slow as supply increases

Rent asking prices so far in 2017 have slowed to their lowest level since the final quarter of 2014, following a...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental price growth cools after stamp duty hike on BTL homes

The pace of UK rental growth has more than halved since the end of March 2016, slowing consistently since the introduction...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents are set to rise sharply, says RLA

The government’s decision to strip buy-to-let landlords of mortgage interest tax relief is expected to result in rent increases for tenants...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Most Brits are unaware of the buy-to-let tax changes

The vast majority of Britons, including many renters who could soon find their rents rising as landlords look to recoup their...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Significantly more landlords using limited companies to beat BTL tax changes

There has been a sharp rise in the number of landlords using limited companies to manage their buy-to-let portfolios as a...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Where can landlords achieve the best rental yields?

Buy-to-let returns continued to outperform many major asset classes in the second half of last year, with landlords earning an average...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let is becoming a ‘less attractive investment for landlords’, says ARLA

The past year has been a challenging time for landlords, following a raft of changes introduced by the government, prompting concern...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Luke Burton, Sales & Marketing Director at Rent4sure

What does it say on your business card? Luke Burton Sales and Marketing Director, Rent4sure Who is Rent4sure? Rent4sure, is an established tenant referencing company. We provide...

29 March 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Free landlord and property investor event to be held at EcXel

Buy-to-let Landlords will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, which...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Trade body fears mass sell-off of buy-to-let properties

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to sell-off their properties as the government’s punitive new tax changes cause investors...

24 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenants spend half their pay on rent

Rents in this country are now around half of tenants’ average take-home pay, according to a report on the state of...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

More landlords diversifying their portfolios to avoid increasing taxation

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are diversifying their portfolios by investing in semi-commercial property in order to protect their investments...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let property purchase activity ‘continues to be weak’

The number of buy-to-let loans secured by buy-to-let landlords increased in January to the second highest monthly level since the introduction...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The government is ‘wiping out the buy-to-let economy’

Philip Hammond’s failure to reverse the previous chancellor George Osborne’s deeply unpopular tax reforms will have far-reaching implications for the buy-to-let...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deliver for buy-to-let landlords

Despite pressure from the property industry, including landlords, letting agents and housebuilders, the chancellor Philip Hammond opted not to reverse the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Majority of landlords undeterred by tax changes

The government’s decision to introduce a raft of changes, including buy-to-let tax hikes, to create what the former chancellor George Osborne...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS adds BTL products to range

Lender Leeds Building Society has launched two new deals to its buy-to-let mortgage range in an effort to entice more landlords...

06 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for buy-to-let ‘has never been so low’

The number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector is falling at an alarming rate, while many existing landlords are selling...

02 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New training opportunities launched for landlords and agents

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market...

27 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Why buy-to-let is still going strong

Over the past two years we have seen a drastic shake up in the buy-to-let sector. Starting with rental tax changes announced...

23 February 2017

From: Breaking News

What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for BTL landlords this year?

We all know that buy-to-let investors face a challenging time, but what are the key issues affecting landlords? Karen Bennett looks...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost 17% of homes could become unrentable by 2018

Nearly 17% of properties currently available on the private rented sector could become unrentable by 2018 if government plans for new...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Growing wealth in the BTL sector ‘fuelling cash purchases’

The proportion of buy-to-let landlords acquiring property in cash increased to 61% in January, the highest level since records began a...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

WHAT’S TO COME FOR THE UK HOUSING MARKET?

Following the events of 2016, it’s easy to see why experts across the country are torn when it comes to the...

10 February 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Rents to rise faster than house prices in next five years, says RICS

Rental prices look set to increase faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords need ‘protection against rogue tenants’

The government has vowed to offer private renters extra protections and safeguards, as set out in the long-awaited white paper yesterday,...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Making the switch to commercial property – how to avoid the risks

Daniel Stern explains the risks associated with leasing commercial property and how to best mitigate against them.  Given that tax relief on...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New BTL loans for small portfolio landlords launched

Post Office Money has launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgages aimed at those buying their first rental property or already...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in the final quarter of last year, up...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to reconsider changes to tax relief for residential landlords

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is urging the government to reconsider pending taxation changes announced by the now former chancellor George...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending falls following introduction of new rules

Paragon Bank witnessed a sharp decline in its buy-to-let lending in the final quarter last year following the introduction of more...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rental demand drops to two-year low

Demand for rented homes has fallen to a two-year low, while the supply of properties to rent has edged up marginally,...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rate cuts will enable more people to ‘invest in the buy-to-let market’

Given the recent changes to buy-to-let mortgage interest relief and stamp duty charges, New Street Mortgages is among those buy-to-let lenders...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s super-prime rental market benefits from sales slowdown

The prime rental market in the capital has benefitted from the sales slowdown, with greater stock and more people needing to...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending hits highest level since stamp duty surge

There was a significant rise in the amount buy-to-let landlords borrowed to invest in property before the introduction of new affordability...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime rental values fell in the Home Counties last year

Prime rents in the Home Counties dropped by an average of 0.8% last year, as a higher number of homes available...

17 January 2017

From: Breaking News

The best (and worst) postcodes for buy-to-let returns unveiled

The key to a successful long-term buy-to-let investment is securing solid rental yields for income returns and the potential for capital...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending ‘returned to normal’ in Q4 2016

Buy-to-let lending returned to some form of normality during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to fresh lending figures. The share of...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Ministers urged to scrap stamp duty surcharge to help solve housing crisis

Buy-to-let landlords are calling for the Welsh government to help get the housing market in Wales moving again by amending or...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Dress to impress to achieve a higher rental yield

Home staging can not only help to make a property highly desirable, but it can also help to deliver a higher...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New podcasts designed to ‘educate’ buy-to-let landlords

Private renting policy changes will undoubtedly challenge many private landlords, and could even drive some small buy-to-let investors out of the...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in limited company buy-to-let applications

An increasing number of buy-to-let landlords are looking to overcome recent government interventions in the market by acquiring property via limited...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let landlords struggling to pay mortgages hits 2-year high

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments, new figures show Mortgage arrears among landlords...

05 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Stuart Law – what to expect in 2017

Stuart Law, owner and founder of Assetz, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Despite...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Happy New Year to all our readers!

Next year is likely to be a challenging time for buy-to-let landlords in the UK and perhaps even tougher than 2016,...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for homes at upper end of the rental market defy seasonal slowdown

Activity levels at the higher end of the rental market defied the seasonal slowdown that normally occurs in the run-up to...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Stephens – what to expect in 2017

Jonathan Stephens, managing director of Surrenden Invest, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for buy-to-let landlords purchasing property at auction

Investing in property at auction is a popular choice for many buy-to-let landlords as there are some good bargains to be...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Almost one in ten homes could become unrentable by 2018

Nearly one in ten properties currently available on the rental market could become unrentable by 2018 if government plans for new...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of letting agents expect rents to rise in 2017

Rents will continue to increase next year, owed in part to a reduction in housing supply in the private rented sector...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Refurbishing a property – the dos and don’ts

Thanks to the chancellor’s tax measures, many landlords now have to review their portfolios to find ways to protect their profits....

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Why does the government have it in for buy-to-landlords?

In the UK, we have a chronic shortage of housing. Apparently we need 200,000 new houses a year but last year...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Modest annual growth as rents hit ‘an affordability ceiling’

Annual rental price growth reached 3.1% in November taking the average UK rent to £898 per month, which although higher than November...

16 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing falls by a fifth to hit a ‘new normal’ level

Buy-to-let lending has fallen significantly as tougher lending rules and the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge on additional homes...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Government policy towards the PRS ‘will increase costs for landlords’

It is not the best time to be a buy-to-let landlord at the moment, with a raft of ‘anti-landlord’ policies being...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents predicted to increase 15% by 2020

Rents across the UK are set to rise considerably faster than house prices over the next three years, according to the...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered, says Fergus Wilson

Tax changes and more stringent mortgage lending conditions will sound the death knell for small buy-to-let landlords, according to Britain’s largest...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Increasing supply has boosted ‘tenants negotiating power’

Buy-to-let landlords who scrambled to acquire homes earlier this year are beginning to rent them out or now looking to re-let...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases plummet following government’s ‘war on landlords’

There has been a sharp decline in the volume of buy-to-let transactions following the government’s outright assault on buy-to-let landlords, according...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let valuation instructions plummet 18.5%

Buy-to-let valuation instructions have dropped sharply since the stamp duty surcharge was introduced on additional properties – and now the government’s...

07 December 2016

From: Breaking News

MP’s call for stamp duty to be payable by the seller, not the buyer, gains support

Stamp duty should be coughed up by those selling their home rather than purchasers as this would boost property transactions, while...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand slumps following ‘extraordinary attack on buy-to-let landlords’

One of Britain’s largest housebuilders has warned of a sharp decline in demand caused by Brexit uncertainty and the government’s outright...

05 December 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage costs set to soar as landlords pushed into longer deals

But-to-let landlords face paying an extra £6,700 on their mortgages when new rules forcing them to take out longer term loans...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence returning as buy-to-let lending to limited companies soars

Landlord confidence is now at its highest in a year, as a growing number of buy-to-let investors seek to overcome recent...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords likely to increase rents to offset higher costs

There are growing fears that tenants will end up bearing the cost of the government’s decision to ban letting agents' fees...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England questions big banks over buy-to-let lending

The government’s decision to grant the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee greater powers over the buy-to-let market looks set to...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The rental market remains ‘one of the most resilient asset classes’

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market...

28 November 2016

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

Autumn Statement ‘missed opportunity’ to support buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let landlords have been left disappointed at the 'missed opportunity' in the Autumn Statement to support those that invest in the...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords call for change in Autumn Statement

Private landlords believe that this week’s Autumn Statement provides the chancellor Philip Hammond with an opportunity to bolster activity in the...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors are fed-up with government’s ‘anti-landlord’ policies and want change

It is not the best time to be a buy-to-let landlord at the moment, with a raft of changes introduced by...

21 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenant arrears set to soar

Tenant defaults could increase significantly over the next 12 months amid reports that many buy-to-let landlords plan to increase rents next...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London PRS fund to target Sharia-conscious investors

Asset manager, LCP, is set to launch a new Sharia-compliant fund with a view to investing in the mainstream private rented...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England gets new powers to curb buy-to-let lending

The Bank of England will be granted new powers by the government to regulate mortgages used by small buy-to-let landlords to...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord borrowing falls by 7% as lull hits buy-to-let market

The level of buy-to-let borrowing was down 7% between August and September as the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual rental price growth continues to slow

Annual rental price growth slowed to 3% in October, which is the lowest rate of increase this year, HomeLet’s latest Rental Index has...

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market ‘continues to thrive’

Despite ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit vote and recent stamp duty increase, the private rental market ‘continues to thrive’, according to...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Many buy-to-let landlords plan to add to their buy-to-let portfolio

A significant number of buy-to-let landlords are planning to increase their property portfolios over the next few years, according to research...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let activity levels drop 13.3% but predicted to grow

Buy-to-let activity contracted 13.3% over the last 12 months, which is unsurprising given the raft of tax changes by the government...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London’s super-prime rental market benefits from higher stamp duty costs

London’s super-prime landlords appear to be benefitting from higher stamp duty costs and Brexit uncertainty, as reflected by a rise in...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater ‘appetite’ for buy-to-let properties after ‘topsy-turvy’ summer

From a landlord’s perspective, it has been a tough year, with a raft of changes designed to bring the booming housing...

02 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge is a ‘by the back door’ tax hike

Almost 40% of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) raised in the third quarter of the year came from property transactions which...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgage levels drop to 6-month low

September was the worst month for remortgaging since the EU referendum, new figures from conveyancing firm LMS show. The research found that...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise by 2.3% over the last year, but clamp down on PRS anticipated

Private tenants saw average rents rise by 2.3% in the 12 months to September 2016, unchanged compared with the year to...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let levy on landlords sees £670m boost for the taxman

A quarter of all residential properties acquired in the summer were either a buy-to-let investment or a second home, fresh data...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by Brexit and tax changes

Having long provided mega double-digit returns for investors, investment in buy-to-let shows very few signs of slowing, despite the increase in...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let ‘remains resilient’ despite tax changes

Buy-to-let property remains an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility, according to Together. Despite...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Chancellor must invest in housing and give buy-to-let landlords a break

Our new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, looks like a considered man and one hopes that he will be able to ‘kick away’...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Britain’s highest rental yields: the top 10 postcodes for buy-to-let

The huge rush to acquire buy-to-let property in the first quarter of the year ahead of the stamp duty change deadline...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Tory peer condemns government’s attack on buy-to-let

Lord Flight, a former Conservative Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has once again slammed his own party’s buy-to-let tax changes,...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Associations slam decision to continue 3% stamp duty surcharge

Landlords and lettings agents have expressed disappointment at the Welsh government’s decision to press ahead with proposals for a 3% stamp...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental property supply plummets

The supply of homes listed on the market to let has fallen sharply now that pretty much all of the buy-to-let...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent growth continued to slow in September

Annual rental growth slowed to 3% in September, which is the lowest rate of increase this year, HomeLet’s latest Rental Index has...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enquiries soar

Enquiries from investors seeking to acquire buy-to-let properties have increased by 30% since May, following an initial dip in activity after the...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending plummets

There was a sharp decline in the amount buy-to-let investors borrowed to acquire property in August, reflecting the fact that a...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage lending rockets despite stamp duty hike

From a landlord’s perspective, it has been a tough year, with a raft of changes designed to bring the booming housing...

12 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax changes could be catalyst for a ‘major price correction’

Residential property prices could be on the verge of falling sharply largely because of the government’s buy-to-let tax changes, according the...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Coventry launches new buy-to-let rates

Coventry for Intermediaries has announced rate cuts across a range of its 70% loan-to-value (LTV) buy-to-let products, enabling brokers to offer...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords likely to increase rents to offset higher costs

Many tenants renting privately are likely to be hit with rent hikes following recent changes to the tax regime for landlords,...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

UK faces shortage of 1.8 million rental homes, says RICS

The UK is facing a chronic shortage of homes to rent, chartered surveyors have said, largely because of tax changes for...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Inexperienced investors turn to property as a safe haven investment

With buy-to-let returns continuing to beat all other mainstream investments, including commercial property, UK government bonds and cash, while remaining a...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Book your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 7...

05 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Trade association calls for reversal of stamp duty hike on BTL homes

The chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to reverse George Osborne’s outright assault on buy-to-let by scrapping the 3% stamp duty...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Private rents rose 2.3% in August – ONS

Average rents paid by private tenants increased by 2.3% in the 12 months to August 2016, as demand for rental housing...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending remains subdued

Mortgage lending may have rebounded in August with gross lending last month reaching a nine-year high of £22.5bn, but the buy-to-let...

26 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on October 7 and 8 for the annual Property Investor &...

23 September 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let mortgage rates plummet to record lows

Buy-to-let investors are continuing to enjoy a fall in mortgage rates, particularly those looking for longer-term fixed rates, following last month’s...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenants face potential rent rises as the supply of rental homes falls

Tenants are potentially facing steeper living costs following a significant drop in the supply of rental properties, new figures suggest. Some 87.6%...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let moving towards ‘an era of professionalism’

Recent changes hitting buy-to-landlords, including the introduction of a 3% stamp duty surcharge and cuts to mortgage interest tax relief next...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenants now spending two-thirds of disposable income on rent

Tenants are now spending two-thirds of their disposable income on rent as sky-high prices put even more homes out of reach. The...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in buy-to-let activity post-Brexit

Buy-to-let activity surged in August despite the various economic and political challenges that the sector has faced recently, fresh research shows. Despite the...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents reach record high

Rents in the private rented sector continued to rise in July, hitting an average of £846 across England and Wales, according to...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords prefer good tenants to high rents

Landlords are often portrayed as greedy investors who are looking to take advantage of tenants, but when it comes to what...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Dudley adopt ‘common sense approach’ to BTL lending by slashing fixed rates

Dudley Building Society has introduced a range of new fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage products with interest rates lowered across all its...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market 'will remain robust', says Accord

Accord Buy to Let has announced plans to expand into the consumer buy-to-let and first-time landlord markets over the next few...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in limited company applications from buy-to-let landlords

A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are making mortgage applications via limited companies, according to the Buy to Let Club. The trend...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

More landlords looking to expand their portfolios over the coming year

There has been a slight uptick in the proportion of landlords and investors looking to expand their portfolios over the next...

17 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shortage of family homes available to rent, agent claims

There is a shortage of rental properties suitable for families, according to the latest rental index from 170 branch letting agency...

16 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual rate of rental price growth slowed in July, Countrywide says

The annual rate of rental price growth in London fell for the first time in six years in July as rents...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending continues recovery but borrowing still down 15% y-o-y

The buy-to-let mortgage market’s recovery continued in June with the number of loans up 12% month-on-month, according to the latest mortgage...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Government should scrap stamp duty to create a 'buoyant and vibrant' market

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) has called for the government to abolish stamp duty to create a more “buoyant and...

08 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The first figures following the introduction of the stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords and second homebuyers have been released by...

01 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Why investors should look north to boost profits

For many investors in London and the South East, the relentless pressure on buy-to-let income means that the numbers no longer add...

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Scrap stamp duty or watch tenants bear the brunt of buy-to-let tax hikes

The government is being urged to scrap stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords who want to add to their property portfolio and...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Significant rise in number of homes ‘let’, particularly in London

There was a rise in the volume of homes ‘to let’ and ‘let’ last month, owed in part to the buy-to-let...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for buy-to-let set to ‘remain strong’ this year

Despite the government’s decision to cut tax incentives and increase stamp duty rates for landlords, many mortgage brokers believe that demand...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rose in May despite higher stamp duty bill for landlords

Residential property prices increased across Britain in May despite uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum and significantly higher stamp duty bills...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New Chancellor urged to suspend stamp duty

The former president of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is calling on the new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to consider...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending set to ‘cool significantly’

Mortgage lenders look set to impose more stringent checks on buy-to-let landlords seeking funds to acquire property, as part of a...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Government needs to restore confidence in rental investment market

New Prime Minister Theresa May will undoubtedly have a number of things to do on her to-do list, but among the...

15 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords flood rental market

Landlords who rushed to acquire properties earlier this year are now actively renting them out, providing tenants with a flood of...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord lending falls as first-time buyer mortgages jump

Buy-to-let house purchase lending was under half what it was in the in the months leading up to the stamp duty changes, while...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to rise across the UK

Rents on new tenancies rose across most parts of the UK over the three months to June, albeit at a slower...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords may wish to reconsider plans to sell-off property as savings rates plummet

For many people buy-to-let has been an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility....

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let: Landlords expected to set up companies to save tax

Landlords are increasingly expected to exploit a loophole in the law that allows them to avoid the Chancellor George Osborne’s hefty, punitive...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged not to push for rent increases

With tenants being hit by record-high rents, landlords should refrain from putting extra pressure on those tenants who are already struggling...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

NLA cautiously welcome BTL lending criteria proposals

The new lending criteria proposals for underwriting standards for future buy-to-let mortgage contracts put forward by the Prudential Regulatory Authority's (PRA)...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to remain calm after Brexit vote

There is no need for landlords to panic following Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, according to the National Landlords...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty could be ‘tempered’ to boost activity

As predicted, the pound is in freefall and the world stock markets are gyrating but this will be short lived once...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Letting out your Property: How to get started

While the buy-to-let market may have experienced a spectacular rise and fall either side of April's stamp duty hike, this remains...

23 June 2016

From: Sponsored Content

What will happen to the housing market if Britain votes to leave the EU today?

With just hours remaining until the polls close, the outcome of the EU referendum is too close to call. The sense of...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents fall as landlords flood rental market

Rents have started to fall as landlords who rushed to acquire homes before the introduction of the extra stamp duty surcharge...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors now have one eye on overseas markets

Soaring UK house prices, the recent hike in stamp duty for buy-to-let investors and now the EU referendum are creating renewed...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors to sell up in droves

Thousands of landlords will be forced to sell up over the next couple of years amid Chancellor George Osborne’s tax hikes...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Letting market activity slows after stamp duty changes

There has been a significant fall in the number of ‘To Let’ and ‘Let’ properties, according to the latest figures from...

16 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plummets

Mortgage lending to landlords plunged by 65% in April compared with the previous month, owed largely to the unusually high level...

16 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in serious rent arrears

There has been a drop in the number of tenants falling into serious rent arrears, which is great news for renters...

15 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents forecast to rise as more landlords seek to reduce tax liability

Rents look set to rise in the near term as landlords pass on the higher costs heaped on them by new taxes...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending cools due to buy-to-let slump and referendum uncertainty

Mortgage lending continued to slow last month as would-be investors are put off buy-to-let by the rise in stamp duty costs,...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Slump in supply of properties available to rent

There was a notable decline in the volume of new rental properties listed by landlords in May as the recent stamp...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise at a slower pace

Rents on new tenancies rose across most parts of the UK over the three months to May, led by gains in...

08 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

Landlords plan to add student housing to their portfolios

A growing number of landlords are looking to offset the new tax rules and remain profitable by acquiring student property, new...

07 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors want extra stamp duty scrapped

Professional investors should be exempt from the recently introduced 3% stamp duty surcharge, according to the Better Renting for Britain campaign. Some of...

06 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors target new 'complex' strategies

It has been just over two months since buy-to-let landlords were hit with unreasonable tax changes designed to deter them from...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors undeterred by stamp duty hike

Competition among bidders was fierce at Allsop’s latest residential property auction as investors remained undeterred by stamp duty increases and tax relief...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Tenants face rent rises as supply of rental properties falls

Tenants are facing higher rents as the supply of rental properties continues to fall due to George Osborne’s hefty, punitive tax...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Top Ten Best Places to Invest in Property in the UK

The North West of England tops the charts as the best place to invest for high annual rental yields, whereas the...

31 May 2016

From: Sponsored Content

2,303 new UK landlords every week

For many people buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK private sector rents up 2.6% year-on-year

Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK increased by 2.6% in the 12 months to April 2016, unchanged when...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rush fuels increase in SDLT receipts

April provided the government with the highest Stamp Duty Land Tax (‘SDLT’) revenue ever recorded for a single month, according to...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords reap significant returns as rents soar

Buy-to-let continues to provide double-digit bumper returns for investors with rents currently rising at the fastest pace since last autumn. The latest...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tip for landlords seeking capital gains

Buy-to-let investors looking to benefit from the greatest level of capital appreciation over the next 12 months should focus on buying...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom fuels house sales surge

There was a 10% increase in the number of residential property transactions in the first quarter of the year compared with the...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

More UK landlords set to invest in homes overseas

Almost a quarter of landlords in the UK are now considering investing in property abroad to avoid the new stamp duty...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords target cheaper homes

Landlords have started to change their purchasing habits in response to the new 3% stamp duty charge for investors introduced last...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgages need to ‘support the role of landlords’

April’s stamp duty increase for buy-to-let investors is already having an impact on the housing market, with the latest figures from...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge won’t dampen buy-to-let market - Bank of England

There was enormous appetite among buy-to-let investors to purchase property before the stamp duty surcharge on second homes was introduced on...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlord surge drives up UK house prices

Residential property prices continued to soar in March as buy-to-let landlords rushed to beat the government's stamp duty changes adding to...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty deadline pushes up mortgage lending

Lending to buy-to-let landlords soared last month, with the latest figures revealing that buy-to-let investors borrowed £7.1bn, up 87% month-on-month and...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge on additional homes – what landlords need to know

The recent increase in stamp duty land tax (“SDLT”) on “additional residential dwellings” represents the latest in a series of measures...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

What’s the future for buy-to-let landlords?

Following the recent changes to additional stamp duty and the loss of tax relief for buy-to-let landlords, there is growing concern...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental homes flood onto the market

Landlords who rushed to acquire homes before the new 3% stamp duty increase on buy-to-let properties and second homes are now starting...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let valuation instructions plummet

There was a significant drop in the volume of buy-to-let valuation instructions recorded last month following the introduction of higher stamp...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let returns top all other asset classes

With savers receiving dismal returns from banks and building societies, thousands of people have unsurprising turned to residential property as a...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords eye commercial deals

An increasing number of landlords are diversifying away from residential property and investing in property types that have a more favourable...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London rents set to rise by over £5,000 by 2021

Landlords in the capital could see the rental value of their London-based buy-to-let properties soar over the next few years, as...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK rents continue to rise

Rents on new tenancies rose across most parts of the UK over the three months to the end of April, led...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents set to rise further as demand grows and supply falls

Rents will continue to rise over the next few months, owed in part to a reduction in housing supply in the...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Biggest monthly drop in Scottish rents on record

March saw the sharpest month-on-month fall in Scottish rents on record, according to the latest Scotland Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move.   Average...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the past year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge welcomed by homeowners

More than twice as many people (47%) support the second home 3% stamp duty surcharge than oppose it (18%), according to...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent rises on the way, warn landlords

Almost all landlords are considering increasing rents to pay for the higher taxes they now face, according to a survey by...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Government U-turn over duty surcharge on granny annexes

There has been a broad welcome for what would appear to be a government U-turn over the imposition of the stamp...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

London rents 7.7% up on last year

Tenants in London are paying an average of 7.7% more for new tenancies compared to this time last year. The figure comes...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage lenders slash rates

Mortgage lenders are slashing rates on mortgage deals designed for landlords, according to Moneyfacts.   The data analysis site points out that with...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Spike in rental property listings

The rush to beat the 1 April second homes stamp duty deadline saw a big rise in new rental properties being...

08 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

BTL market has “strong future”, say landlords

Research by Aldermore shows that over half the UK’s buy-to-let landlords (52%) expect today’s changes to stamp duty and buy-to-let mortgage...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike is “threat to rents”

Peer-to-peer lender LendInvest has examined the financial impact on landlords – and their tenants – of the additional 3% Stamp Duty...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors “stormed the housing market” says NAEA

Estate agents have reported an increase in the number of buy-to-let investors trying to push sales through before April stamp duty...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England announces buy-to-let mortgage crackdown

The Bank of England has revealed its tougher borrowing standards to prevent buy-to-let lending overheating the wider housing market.  The Bank’s financial...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike will push up rents, say letting agents

The new stamp duty reforms for buy-to-let properties, coming into effect on 1sApril will increase rent costs for tenants and trigger...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand on PRS “greater than ever before”

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has told the Government that it’s the lack of housing, not the number of private landlords,...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

BUDGET 2016: Blow to corporate investors

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the planned stamp duty hike on purchases of additional property will include those who buy...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

BUDGET 2016: CGT cut – but not for landlords

George Osborne has slashed the capital gains tax (CGT) rate – but not for landlords, prompting an angry response from the...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

More than half of landlords halting portfolio investment plans

With just three weeks to go until the 3% stamp duty hike on buy-to-lets and second homes kicks in, research suggests...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

February sees buy-to-let bustle

The UK’s buy-to-let sector has experienced a surge of activity as investors rush to complete their transactions before the new stamp...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit adds to housing market uncertainty

The Brexit referendum is adding to housing market uncertainty which has seen a 2% drop in sales in major UK cities,...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Retirees’ love affair with buy-to-let continues

Retirement customers looking to invest the tax free cash lump sum from their pension pots into the buy-to-let property market has...

23 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Government clampdown “deterring” BTL investors

The government’s attack on the buy-to-let sector means 9% of potential investors have cancelled their plans to buy property while around...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property experts says tax changes will lead to higher rents

One of the country‘s leading rental sector analysts is warning that tax changes for landlords’ mortgage interest relief, and the imminent...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Warning against falling for stamp duty surcharge 'avoidance' scam

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is warning private investors not to be lured by firms offering schemes which allegedly promise to...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors claims new rules will force them out of BTL in 2016

Research by property crowdfunding site The House Crowd shows that buy-to-let investors are predicting a stormy ride in 2016, with nearly...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental supply and demand both down, according to ARLA

A seasonal lull kicked in as the supply of available rental properties dropped, alongside falling demand, according to the Association of...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let “still attractive” according to broker

A mortgage broking firm has analysed the market and concluded that buy-to-let remains an attractive investment in the immediate future.  However, Private...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA accuses government of “discriminating against UK investment”

Government policies are discriminating against UK based investment in the housing market by making it easier for foreign investors to purchase...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL purchases could outstrip remortgages in Q1 2016

Buy-to-let remortgage transactions outstripped purchases by more than 2:1 in 2015, according to the latest Complex Buy to Let Index from...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rush to buy as landlords aim to beat stamp duty hike

A north London estate agents has reported an increase in investors looking to buy before April in order to avoid having...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

New Buy-to-Let Legislations – What Are the Implications for Landlords?

LandlordToday welcomes David Rowand of Cairn Estate Agency with a guest post on implications for landlords from the new buy-to-let legislation. Landlords across the...

08 January 2016

From: Sponsored Content

RLA: Government has “declared war” on landlords

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has accused the Government of declaring war on individual landlords and described 2015 as an “annus...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

KPMG predicts higher rents in 2016 as tax changes hit

Accountants KPMG has warned that the upward trend in buy-to-let may reverse in 2016 due to the tax changes being introduced...

04 January 2016

From: Breaking News

ARLA: rents will increase in 2016

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has warned that rents will rise in the New Year due to a number...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market to slump in 2016 and 2017, mortgage lenders predict

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is warning of a possible slump for the buy-to-let market in the next two years. “Buy to...

21 December 2015

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Treasury proposals risk reducing PRS supply, say landlords

Proposals by the Treasury to hand greater powers to the Bank of England to make access to buy-to let-lending harder risks...

21 December 2015

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Buy-to-let targeted as Scotland slaps extra 3% duty on 'additional homes'

Scottish finance minister John Swinney is to introduce a 3% surcharge on the full purchase price of all ‘additional properties –...

18 December 2015

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New stamp duty may redraw buy to let investment map says Countrywide

The new 3% stamp duty on buy-to-let properties coming into force from next April will effectively redraw the map for investors...

08 December 2015

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Buy-to-let taxes will lead to landlord rush to incorporate

A report from a mortgage lender has claimed that new taxes on buy-to-let will trigger a lending surge as landlords rush...

04 December 2015

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BTL tax clampdown “won’t help Generation Rent”

The mortgage director of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations has said that George Osborne’s clampdown on buy-to-let...

03 December 2015

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RLA: stamp duty hike will drive up rents

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned that the stamp duty hike announced in the Autumn statement will only worsen the...

30 November 2015

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BTL stamp duty changes: the industry reacts

Landlords and property experts have continued to express their anger at changes to the stamp duty regime announced in the Autumn...

27 November 2015

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Anger from landlords at Osborne’s move to impose extra 3% buy to let stamp duty

There has been an angry reaction from landlord organisations and others to the news that buy to let and second home...

25 November 2015

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Buy-to-let investors must act to beat tax crackdown

Tax specialists have urged buy-to-let landlords affected by Chancellor George Osborne’s tax crackdown to act now to ensure their sums still...

28 August 2015

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Renewed concern over buy-to-let landlord-companies

A critic of the suggestion that buy-to-let landlords could set up companies to ‘beat’ the ending of tax breaks has renewed...

03 August 2015

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Mixed response to Conservative victory

Property insiders mostly celebrated the Conservative election victory, but tenants’ groups complained of being ignored. As David Cameron enters a second term...

08 May 2015

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