29 November 2016
Rents would rise 2% to 3% across the UK next year if letting agent fees currently charged to tenants are passed in full to landlords.
15 November 2016
Increasing numbers of landlords are looking to get around the mortgage interest relief changes by incorporating, and its tenants who will bear the brunt of extra stamp duty, Kent Reliance has revealed.
27 July 2016
The details of 12,000 buy to let landlords – posted online by a council following a Freedom of Information request – appear to have been removed pending an investigation.
10 May 2016
A warning is being issued that the types of mortgages still being extended to buy to let investors risks them becoming ‘prisoners’ in the future, unable to refinance.
04 May 2016
The two landlords campaigning to win a judicial review of George Osborne’s restrictions on buy to let mortgage tax relief have extended their fund-raising deadline until the end of June.
30 March 2016
Data from the Halifax suggested that the average price of a flat has increased by £86,474 (£1,029 per month) since property prices were at their lowest in late 2008, prompting some to say the surge of interest in buy to let lies behind the increase.
29 March 2016
The Bank of England is expected to today release an update on new buy to let mortgage underwriting standards; this may set out stricter borrowing criteria to be met by landlords.
24 March 2016
The new stamp duty surcharge on buy to let properties coming into effect next Friday will increase rent costs for tenants and trigger a decline in the supply of available properties claims the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
23 November 2015
A property investment search portal has launched an online petition via the UK Parliament website, calling for a national register of buy to let private rental properties.
20 October 2015
Measures which discourage investment in the private rented sector can only push up rents and harm tenants more than landlords, a new report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association warns.