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Buy-to-let remortgaging sees boost

Updated: 13th December 2017 - First Published: 13th December 2017 Official figures show that the new regulations regarding portfolio landlords have not slowed down remortgagors, with October seeing a 20.5% increase in the number of BTL remortgage loans, as well as a 20% rise in their overall value. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgage rates rise by record amount

Updated: 04th December 2017 - First Published: 04th December 2017 This year has been a trying one for the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market, and rates have suffered - data shows that the average two-year tracker BTL mortgage rate has risen by 0.20% since the base rate rise, the highest monthly increase on record. Read More...

Rules see buy-to-let rates rise from record lows

Updated: 30th October 2017 - First Published: 30th October 2017 The buy-to-let (BTL) market has been hit from all sides recently with tougher affordability rules and key regulatory changes, and now to make matters worse, our latest data shows that the average BTL mortgage rate is on the rise. Read More...

Buy-to-let market pauses for breath amid new rules

Updated: 20th October 2017 - First Published: 20th October 2017 The buy-to-let market has put up with a lot recently, and it’s just had another rule change to adapt to. Lenders are now required to apply stricter underwriting criteria to portfolio landlords, and the market is taking a step back to adjust. Read More...

Buy to let rule changes – what do they mean?

Updated: 28th September 2017 - First Published: 28th September 2017 New buy-to-let (BTL) rules are set to come into force this weekend, which will see stricter lending criteria applied to so-called ‘portfolio landlords’. But just what are the changes on the horizon, and how could you be affected? Read More...

Pension freedoms are driving the buy-to-let boom

Updated: 21st September 2017 - First Published: 21st September 2017 Despite the buy-to-let (BTL) tax changes recently, the sector continues to boom, with availability rising and BTL mortgage rates at record lows. It’s little wonder that so many are turning to the market, and it could be down to the pension freedoms. Read More...

Best buy-to-let mortgages

Updated: 14th September 2017 - First Published: 14th September 2017 Landlords may have had it tough recently, but it doesn’t seem to be deterring providers, with the number of buy-to-let mortgages at a post-crisis high and rates still falling. So why not take advantage? Here the best buy-to-let mortgages available. Read More...

Number of buy-to-let mortgages at 10-year high

Updated: 11th September 2017 - First Published: 11th September 2017 The number of buy-to-let mortgages available has risen to its highest level in almost a decade, despite recent changes impacting the market, giving landlords who are meeting the challenges plenty of choice. Read More...

Landlords: now is the time to remortgage

Updated: 23rd August 2017 - First Published: 23rd August 2017 Most landlords know that tougher buy-to-let lending criteria will be coming into force, bringing even stricter affordability assessments. But are you acting on it? The NLA is urging landlords to remortgage before then. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgage rates still falling

Updated: 31st July 2017 - First Published: 31st July 2017 Despite the increased scrutiny the buy-to-let (BTL) market has been facing, not to mention changes to tax relief and stamp duty, BTL mortgage competition is showing no signs of stopping, which is great news for landlords and their portfolios. Read More...

Rent increases at 14-month high

Updated: 27th July 2017 - First Published: 27th July 2017 Many tenants find that rents can eat up more income than mortgage repayments, but unfortunately, things may not be getting easier anytime soon, with research showing that rents are still rising. Read More...

Limited companies outborrow landlords

Updated: 05th July 2017 - First Published: 05th July 2017 For the first time, limited companies have outdone landlords when it comes to buy-to-let lending, with incorporated landlords making up 51% of lenders by volume in June. Read More...

BTL mortgages for Ltd companies double

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 22nd May 2017 The buy-to-let market has come under increased scrutiny of late, with tax reliefs being cut and profitability compromised. This means landlords are looking at their options, with many considering setting up their own limited company instead. Read More...

Buy-to-let fixed mortgage rates rise

Updated: 10th May 2017 - First Published: 10th May 2017 Landlords have had a difficult time of late thanks to tax relief changes, but the saving grace has been that competition in the buy-to-let mortgage market was booming. However, even this may now be on the backburner, as mortgage rates are edging up. Read More...

How to set up a buy to let limited company

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 21st April 2017 The tax changes impacting the buy-to-let market have certainly taken their toll on landlords, and many are turning to limited company arrangements to avoid being hit with extra tax. But could this be an option for you, and how can you go about it? Read More...

Increase in limited company buy to let mortgages

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 12th April 2017 The latest buy-to-let tax change - which sees the Government scaling back tax relief - came into being last Thursday. Many landlords are turning to limited company arrangements to avoid it, and buy-to-let mortgage providers are accommodating. Read More...

Over 1,000 mortgages for first-time landlords

Updated: 11th April 2017 - First Published: 11th April 2017 Buy-to-let has become an increasingly popular option, but stricter affordability rules mean it’s more important than ever to find the right first-time landlord mortgage deal - with over 1,000 to choose from, it hopefully shouldn’t be too tricky. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgage LTVs are getting lower

Updated: 03rd April 2017 - First Published: 03rd April 2017 The buy-to-let sector has taken a bit of a hammering in recent years, but this doesn’t seem to have put off landlords: they still have an average of 13 properties each, with a typical LTV of just 35%, so buy-to-let mortgages could still pay off. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgage availability drops

Updated: 11th January 2017 - First Published: 09th January 2017 It’s been a turbulent year for buy-to-let (BTL), with Government interventions impacting the sector and activity dampening as a result, and our latest figures reveal the largest drop in the number of available mortgage products since 2009. Read More...

Number of parent landlords on the rise

Updated: 10th October 2016 - First Published: 10th October 2016 The cost of renting is on the rise, but would it cheaper if you were renting from your own parents? Many children of property moguls will hope so, and with the number of parent landlords on the rise, it’s something more and more could benefit from. Read More...

Landlords: BTL mortgage rates are still falling!

Updated: 22nd September 2016 - First Published: 21st September 2016 The cut to base rate has had a welcome impact on mortgage rates, and it isn’t only residential borrowers who are benefiting: buy-to-let (BTL) investors are continuing to enjoy a fall in rates, particularly those looking for a longer-term deal. Read More...

Landlords – are you embarrassed about being one?

Updated: 12th September 2016 - First Published: 12th September 2016 Becoming a landlord is often touted as a way to secure valuable income and build a nest egg for the future, yet once that dream has been realised, many property moguls are actually embarrassed to admit their vocation. Read More...

Fall in mortgages for first-time landlords

Updated: 04th July 2016 - First Published: 04th July 2016 Year-on-year, the number of buy-to-let mortgages has increased, so it would be fair to assume that the availability of deals for first-time landlords has also expanded. However, this isn’t actually the case, as our latest research shows. Read More...

Rents rise at the fastest rate since September

Updated: 24th May 2016 - First Published: 24th May 2016 Rents seem to be on a similar course to house prices at the moment, with them only ever seeming to be on the rise. In fact, figures show that rents are rising at the fastest rate seen for six months, hitting an average of £793 across England & Wales. Read More...

Landlords – prepare for abandoned properties

Updated: 23rd May 2016 - First Published: 23rd May 2016 Being a landlord can be lucrative, but many would-be property moguls fail to consider the downsides. One of the most worrying can be void periods, but perhaps even more so – and an aspect that's often overlooked – is when properties are abandoned. Read More...

Renters only stay for 18 months

Updated: 13th May 2016 - First Published: 13th May 2016 Investing in a buy-to-let (BTL) property can make a lot of financial sense. However, those who want to get a finger in the BTL pie need to take into account the cost of any void periods between tenants. Read More...

Buy-to-let providers slash mortgage rates

Updated: 12th April 2016 - First Published: 11th April 2016 The buy-to-let market has been under extra pressure recently, so a sudden rise in mortgage rates would not have been unexpected. However, our figures can reveal that the opposite has actually occurred, with providers cutting rates dramatically. Read More...

Tenant finances continue to improve

Updated: 08th March 2016 - First Published: 08th March 2016 Tenant affordability can be an ongoing concern for renters and landlords alike, but luckily, new research shows that tenant finances are improving, with those in the rental sector now less likely to suffer from a serious build-up of late rent. Read More...

Landlords stressed out by troublesome tenants

Updated: 29th February 2016 - First Published: 29th February 2016 Becoming a landlord will bring with it a whole host of responsibilities, but unfortunately, research shows that 30% of landlords surveyed say that it’s more stressful than they’d anticipated. Read More...

Buy-to-let market unfazed by stamp duty changes

Updated: 02nd February 2016 - First Published: 02nd February 2016 Yesterday saw the close of the Treasury’s consultation on higher rates of stamp duty on additional properties, but the forthcoming change doesn’t appear to have had a negative impact on the mortgage market, as our latest figures show… Read More...

Landlords set to face higher stamp duty costs

Updated: 17th July 2017 - First Published: 26th November 2015 One of the biggest announcements in yesterday’s Autumn Statement was the 3% rise in stamp duty for “additional properties”, but will it affect tenants as well as landlords? Unfortunately, that could well be the case. Read More...

The booming buy-to-let mortgage market

Updated: 16th November 2015 - First Published: 16th November 2015 Thanks to high rents and ever-growing demand, the popularity of buy-to-let (BTL) as an investment option continues to soar. As a result, lenders are doing all they can to attract new BTL borrowers, and they’re pulling out all the stops… Read More...

The buy-to-let boom continues

Updated: 14th October 2015 - First Published: 14th October 2015 Have you ever thought about investing in buy-to-let? It seems that a growing number of people are, with latest figures from the CML showing a definite surge in buy-to-let lending in the past year as landlords rush to make the most of the market. Read More...

Do you want to become a landlord?

Updated: 09th September 2015 - First Published: 09th September 2015 Have you ever thought of becoming a landlord? If so, you’re not alone: not only is activity in the market booming, but a growing number of people are thinking of giving it a go. Read More...

Number of buy-to-let mortgage deals at 7-yr high

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 25th August 2015 If you’re thinking of becoming a landlord or want to expand your portfolio, now could be a great time to do it. Not only are average mortgage rates at record lows, but the number of buy-to-let deals available has hit a seven-year high! Read More...

What does the Budget mean for buy-to-let?

Updated: 12th April 2017 - First Published: 09th July 2015 One of the announcements of George Osborne’s Summer Budget was the cap to the amount landlords can claim on mortgage interest payments, but just what does it mean for landlords? We take a closer look. Read More...

The rise of the silver landlord

Updated: 07th July 2015 - First Published: 07th July 2015 Knowing how you’ll secure a comfortable retirement is one of the cornerstones of financial planning, but attitudes towards the preferred method of getting the necessary income are changing – and there’s a growing tendency to consider buy-to-let. Read More...

BTL deals for first-time landlords on the rise

Updated: 23rd June 2015 - First Published: 23rd June 2015 There was once a time when the buy-to-let market was fairly limited for wannabe landlords, with more deals going to those who already had a presence in the sector. Well, the tide is turning, with the number of first-time BTL deals soaring. Read More...

Tenants hit with rent hikes

Updated: 20th April 2017 - First Published: 12th June 2015 Have you ever had your rent increased at the end of your tenancy agreement? According to research, many people have seen their rents rise substantially if they embark on a new contract, and the fees involved can be another blow to renters’ wallets. Read More...

Booming buy-to-let returns hit £112 billion

Updated: 29th May 2015 - First Published: 29th May 2015 If you’ve ever considered becoming a landlord, then now may be the time to take the plunge. Read More...

Cheap buy-to-let mortgage deals on the rise

Updated: 12th April 2017 - First Published: 21st April 2015 Have you ever thought about trying your hand as a landlord, or perhaps you’re a seasoned property investor looking to expand your portfolio? Either way, it’s a great time to consider things, as the number of cheap buy-to-let deals is on the rise! Read More...

Time to get in on the BTL action?

Updated: 26th March 2015 - First Published: 25th March 2015 If you’ve been toying with the idea of becoming a landlord, now could be the time to seriously consider it, with the average void period at a record low and tenant demand rising... Read More...

Lowest ever average buy-to-let rates

Updated: 10th February 2015 - First Published: 10th February 2015 Landlords, we have some good news – you can now take advantage of the lowest buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage rates ever recorded! Read More...

Could you become a landlord?

Updated: 04th September 2017 - First Published: 24th November 2014 Demand for rented accommodation has never been higher. The barriers to getting on the housing ladder mean more people are being forced to rent, but that opens up huge opportunities for landlords – could it be for you? Read More...

More Britons look towards buy-to-let

Updated: 13th November 2014 - First Published: 13th November 2014 The buy-to-let market in the UK is riding high at the moment with confidence levels soaring. As a result, nearly half of British homeowners in a recent survey are harbouring an ambition to become a landlord in the next two years. Read More...

Rents will rise slower than inflation

Updated: 02nd October 2014 - First Published: 02nd October 2014 In welcome news for renters, research has found that rents will rise by just 1.8% over the next year, which is below the Bank of England’s target inflation rate of 2%. Read More...

Landlords cash in on rising returns

Updated: 04th May 2017 - First Published: 19th September 2014 According to the latest LSL Buy-to-Let Index, the average rent in August for residential properties in England & Wales hit a record high. Combined with rising house prices, and greater opportunities for investment, landlords are cashing in. Read More...

Landlords: buy renovated for better returns

Updated: 19th April 2017 - First Published: 08th September 2014 The buy-to-let industry is booming, but to really make a success of it, it all comes down to choosing the right property. So, what type of property will work for you? Read More...

Could BTL help fund your retirement?

Updated: 01st September 2014 - First Published: 01st September 2014 The new pension freedoms announced in this year's Budget mean pre-retirees have far more options when it comes to spending their pension pot. Buy-to-let could become an increasingly popular option, so could it be a way to help fund your retirement? Read More...

Landlords still enjoying double-digit returns

Updated: 15th August 2014 - First Published: 15th August 2014 Landlords are still enjoying a total annual return of 10.3% from the average property despite returns dropping from the previous month. Read More...

The door’s closing on first-time landlords

Updated: 13th August 2014 - First Published: 13th August 2014 The buy-to-let market is enjoying a period of rapid expansion, and on the whole, the choice of mortgages available in the sector is in a period of what would appear to be unhindered growth. However, first-time landlords are losing market share. Read More...

Don’t fall into the BTL trap – do your research

Updated: 05th August 2014 - First Published: 05th August 2014 Are you thinking of getting onto the buy-to-let bandwagon? If so, you’re not alone. The sector has enjoyed a surge of popularity over the last few months, but a word of caution – make sure you do your research first. Read More...

London least profitable place to be a landlord

Updated: 25th July 2014 - First Published: 25th July 2014 Where do you think would be the best region in the UK to be a landlord? If you thought London, you’re not alone, but research has shown that this actually isn’t the case at all. Read More...

Growth in buy-to-let = more choice for landlords

Updated: 23rd July 2014 - First Published: 23rd July 2014 The buy-to-let (BTL) sector has enjoyed a surge of growth in the last year. Not only are landlords feeling more positive about the industry, but its ever-increasing popularity is resulting in a much larger number of suitable BTL mortgages. Read More...

Rising property values mean big landlord returns

Updated: 18th July 2014 - First Published: 18th July 2014 Landlords have seen total returns on their property investments reach their highest level in four years, after the value of the homes that they own soared. Read More...

Is buy-to-let the business for you?

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 07th July 2014 The buy-to-let (BTL) market has been enjoying a boom of late with low interest rates and rising house prices helping investors maximise their gains. Read More...

Rising prices equals great returns for landlords

Updated: 20th June 2014 - First Published: 20th June 2014 Anyone that becomes a landlord generally has one goal in mind – to generate, or at least supplement, an income. Happily this needn’t be a distant dream, as latest research has revealed that the typical landlord can achieve impressive annual returns. Read More...

Could you be a part-time landlord?

Updated: 11th July 2017 - First Published: 11th June 2014 Have you ever thought of letting out your home if you went on holiday? What about if you travel frequently on business? These are prime opportunities to make some extra cash, as holidaymakers are always looking for affordable accommodation. Read More...

Top 10 buy-to-let hotspots

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 02nd June 2014 The rental market is definitely booming. Surging property prices mean a lot of people turn to rented accommodation, while the likes of university cities add a whole other element of potential – and the yields can be highly attractive. Read More...

Do you strive to buy or accept to rent?

Updated: 22nd April 2014 - First Published: 22nd April 2014 Do you dream of owning your own home or have you given up on the idea altogether? Read More...

Tenants rejoice as wages set to overtake rents

Updated: 10th April 2014 - First Published: 10th April 2014 Renters have long been feeling the pinch, with rising monthly payments taking a significant proportion of their monthly income. But, the tide could be turning, as research has revealed that wages will actually outpace rent rises in the year ahead. Read More...

The end of accidental landlords?

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 27th March 2014 There was once a time when people would become “accidental landlords” simply because they were unable to sell their home, but according to research from ARLA it looks like this phenomenon could become a thing of the past. Read More...

London rents twice the national average

Updated: 26th February 2014 - First Published: 26th February 2014 London is known for having notoriously high property prices, and research has revealed just how significant these differences actually are to the rest of the country, with the average rent paid being more than double the national average. Read More...

Rental market enjoys rise in activity

Updated: 24th February 2014 - First Published: 24th February 2014 With many people looking towards the UK property market to boost their income, news that the rental sector is booming will be welcomed. Read More...

Surging buy-to-let mortgage market

Updated: 21st February 2014 - First Published: 21st February 2014 It’s proving to be a positive start to the year for the buy-to-let (BTL) sector, with there being a significant rise in the number of BTL mortgage applications being received by lenders. Read More...

Improved competition in BTL market as demand rises

Updated: 19th February 2014 - First Published: 19th February 2014 After months of positive statistics coming from the buy-to-let (BTL) sector, landlord demand for BTL deals is soaring. In fact, figures show that demand for BTL mortgages grew by 18.6% in 2013, with total lending being 20% higher. Read More...

Average age of tenants increasing

Updated: 12th May 2017 - First Published: 11th February 2014 When thinking of the average UK tenant, students and young people saving to get on the housing ladder would often spring to mind. Read More...

Landlords expecting to raise rents in 2014

Updated: 30th January 2014 - First Published: 30th January 2014 The latest landlord sentiment survey from LSL Property Services has revealed that 42% of landlords are expecting to raise rents in the next 12 months, with the average increase set to be 3.7%. Read More...

BTL landlords face insurance hike

Updated: 23rd January 2014 - First Published: 23rd January 2014 Landlords have been dealt a blow recently with the revelation that rented properties could be excluded from the Government’s flood insurance subsidy fund, which could leave them facing significant increases on their insurance premiums. Read More...

Landlords confident for year ahead

Updated: 13th January 2014 - First Published: 13th January 2014 Confidence among landlords remains at a record high, with research from Paragon Mortgages finding that 33% expect the value of their portfolios to increase in 2014 while over a fifth plan to buy more buy-to-let property over the next few months. Read More...

Landlords enjoy record 2013

Updated: 20th December 2013 - First Published: 20th December 2013 Rising house prices have seen landlords enjoy a record 8.9% total return over the last twelve months, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services. Read More...

Landlords enjoy record high rents

Updated: 18th November 2013 - First Published: 18th November 2013 Latest figures from the LSL Buy-to-Let Index show that it’s a positive time for landlords, with rents at record levels and the amount of tenant arrears the lowest since 2008. Read More...

Landlords using property to fund retirement

Updated: 04th November 2013 - First Published: 04th November 2013 Landlords are increasingly relying on the rental income generated from their properties to fund their retirement. Read More...

Top 5 fixed-rate BTL mortgages, split by LTV

Updated: 13th April 2017 - First Published: 04th November 2013 The buy-to-let mortgage sector has experienced something of a comeback over the past couple of years, mainly as a result of exceptionally high demand within the rental property market. Read More...

Private sector rents hit record high

Updated: 18th October 2013 - First Published: 18th October 2013 According to research from LSL Property Services, average rents in the private sector across England and Wales hit £757 per month in September – the highest level ever recorded. Read More...

Family-friendly tenancies for the private sector

Updated: 04th October 2013 - First Published: 04th October 2013 New measures were announced earlier this week that would offer families longer term, fixed tenancies to provide much-needed security whilst avoiding unnecessary fees. Read More...

Buy-to-let fixed rates tumbling

Updated: 25th September 2013 - First Published: 25th September 2013 The latest Moneyfacts.co.uk research reveals that fixed mortgage rates for buy-to-let (BTL) borrowers have tumbled over the last year. Read More...

West Brom set to hike BTL rates by 2%

Updated: 24th September 2013 - First Published: 24th September 2013 Thousands of West Brom Building Society’s buy-to-let mortgage customers will see their rates hiked by 2% in December. Read More...

Average rent hits second highest figure on record

Updated: 20th September 2013 - First Published: 20th September 2013 Rents across England and Wales climbed to the second highest figure on record during August, according to LSL Property’s latest buy-to-let index. Read More...

HMRC targets buy-to-let landlords

Updated: 20th September 2013 - First Published: 20th September 2013 HM Revenue & Customs has launched a new campaign urging buy-to-let landlords to declare any tax they owe immediately, or face stiff penalties and even criminal prosecution. Read More...

Average rent getting closer to £900pm mark

Updated: 11th September 2013 - First Published: 11th September 2013 The average monthly rent in the UK rose 0.1% in August to £867 per month - the highest level in more than two years. Read More...

Student tenants ‘most reliable’

Updated: 03rd September 2013 - First Published: 03rd September 2013 New research suggests that despite their notorious reputations, students are amongst some of the most reliable tenants. Read More...

Lucrative buy-to-let hotspots revealed

Updated: 15th November 2017 - First Published: 22nd August 2013 Buy-to-let investors looking for lucrative returns from rental property should head to Birmingham, a new study has revealed. Read More...

Top 5 first time landlord buy-to-let mortgages

Updated: 11th April 2017 - First Published: 14th August 2013 Growing demand for rented property has provided the buy-to-let mortgage sector with a much-needed boost over the past couple of years. Read More...

‘Perfect time to invest in buy-to-let’

Updated: 15th August 2013 - First Published: 14th August 2013 Growing demand for rented property means that now is the perfect time to invest in buy-to-let property, according to the findings of a new broker survey. Read More...

Top 5 two-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages

Updated: 25th July 2013 - First Published: 25th July 2013 Continued high demand for rental accommodation has provided the buy-to-let mortgage sector with a much-needed boost over the past couple of years. Read More...

Fall in new tenant numbers

Updated: 19th July 2013 - First Published: 19th July 2013 The number of people moving into rental properties fell marginally between May and June this year as activity in the first-time buyer market continued to show signs of improvement. Read More...

Landlords remain optimistic amid high demand

Updated: 04th July 2013 - First Published: 04th July 2013 Demand for rental accommodation remained high during June, according to a new study of the UK’s landlords and property investors. Read More...

Cost of renting privately increases

Updated: 26th June 2013 - First Published: 26th June 2013 Private rental prices across the UK increased by 1.3% in the twelve months to May 2013, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Read More...

Average monthly rent expected to soar

Updated: 20th June 2013 - First Published: 20th June 2013 Continued high demand from tenants is set to push up rental costs to around £800 over the next two years, according to new research. Read More...

Property landlords increase rental costs

Updated: 25th July 2017 - First Published: 22nd May 2013 A new survey has revealed landlords in England are reaping the benefits of a buoyant rental market, with around 41% ramping up monthly rental costs over the past year. Read More...

Top 5 fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages

Updated: 13th November 2017 - First Published: 21st May 2013 The buy-to-let mortgage sector has experienced something of a comeback over the past couple of years, mainly as a result of exceptionally high demand within the rental property market. Read More...

Average rental costs continue to increase

Updated: 17th May 2013 - First Published: 17th May 2013 The average price of renting a property in England and Wales increased annually by 3.9% during April, with rents rising across all regions for the first time since November 2011. Read More...

Buy-to-let market grows stronger

Updated: 09th May 2013 - First Published: 09th May 2013 The buy-to-let mortgage industry continued to grow during the first quarter of 2013, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). Read More...

Demand pushes up buy-to-let lending

Updated: 19th April 2013 - First Published: 19th April 2013 The Bank of England’s Trends in Lending report has found continued demand for rental accommodation helped the buy-to-let mortgage market grow even stronger during 2012 and the first three months of this year. Read More...

Cost of renting set to rise

Updated: 04th April 2013 - First Published: 04th April 2013 A survey of chartered surveyors has revealed that almost a quarter believe continued high demand for rental accommodation will spell an increase in the cost of renting a property over the next three months. Read More...

Hinckley & Rugby BS reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 04th March 2013 - First Published: 04th March 2013 Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the rate on its discounted variable rate buy-to-let mortgage deal, pushing it to the top of the best buy tables. Read More...

Top 6 cracking five-year buy-to-let mortgages

Updated: 24th April 2017 - First Published: 27th February 2013 The buy-to-let mortgage sector has experienced something of a comeback over the past couple of years, mainly as a result of exceptionally high demand within the rental property market. Read More...

Accord issues buy-to-let best buy

Updated: 26th February 2013 - First Published: 26th February 2013 Accord Mortgages has unveiled its latest two-year buy-to-let fixed rate mortgage available to investors with deposits of 25% and over. Read More...

Tax relief on investment properties

Updated: 02nd June 2017 - First Published: 20th February 2013 High demand for rental accommodation has provided a boost to the buy-to-let sector, with a growing number of people turning to property as a form of investment. Read More...

Skipton BS reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 20th February 2013 - First Published: 20th February 2013 A rate reduction of 0.10% has seen Skipton Building Society’s three-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage push its way further up the best buy table. Read More...

Rental costs dip in January

Updated: 15th February 2013 - First Published: 15th February 2013 The cost of renting a home in England and Wales dropped by 0.3% during January as the mortgage market showed improved levels of activity, according to latest research by LSL Property Services. Read More...

Buy-to-let lending on the increase

Updated: 14th February 2013 - First Published: 14th February 2013 High demand for rental accommodation led to a spike in buy-to-let lending during last year, with the total value of advances rising from £13.8 billion in 2011 to £16.4 billion. Read More...

Loughborough launches discounted BTL deal

Updated: 12th February 2013 - First Published: 12th February 2013 Loughborough Building Society has launched a competitive variable rate buy-to-let-mortgage for investors with at least a 25% deposit. Read More...

Accord expands buy-to-let range

Updated: 11th February 2013 - First Published: 11th February 2013 Accord Mortgages has reviewed its buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage range, resulting in a wider choice for savvy investors. Read More...

Principality BS launches discount buy-to-let rate

Updated: 25th January 2013 - First Published: 25th January 2013 Principality Building Society has launched a competitive variable discount rate available to buy-to-let investors with deposits of 75% and over. Read More...

Nottingham BS boosts variable buy-to-let rate

Updated: 25th January 2013 - First Published: 25th January 2013 A flurry of product amendments in the discount buy-to-let market has seen Nottingham Building Society reduce its two-year deal by 0.30%. Read More...

BTL all-rounder launched by National Counties BS

Updated: 21st January 2013 - First Published: 21st January 2013 National Counties Building Society has launched a competitive three-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage for borrowers with deposits of 30% and over. Read More...

The Mortgage Works launch 3-year gem

Updated: 18th January 2013 - First Published: 18th January 2013 The Mortgage Works has issued a competitive buy-to-let mortgage for investors with deposits of 25% and over. Read More...

Nottingham BS reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 11th January 2013 - First Published: 11th January 2013 Nottingham Building Society has lowered the rates on its range of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.34%. Read More...

Mortgage Trust launches low-rate BTL deal

Updated: 10th January 2013 - First Published: 08th January 2013 The Mortgage Trust has launched a “Limited Edition” mortgage range aimed at buy-to-let investors, with the two-year variable deal the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Rental property arrears fall

Updated: 03rd January 2013 - First Published: 03rd January 2013 Fewer tenants fell behind with their rental payments in the final quarter of last year, despite high rental costs and inflation. Read More...

Bag a buy-to-let gem

Updated: 13th December 2012 - First Published: 12th December 2012 The buy-to-let market has shown some signs of recovery over recent months, providing some welcome relief to investors. Read More...

Fab three-year mortgage from BM Solutions

Updated: 29th November 2012 - First Published: 29th November 2012 Birmingham Midshires Solutions have launched a three-year fixed deal available to buy-to-let investors with deposits of 40% or over. Read More...

Accord Mortgages boosts buy-to-let fixed rate

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 26th November 2012 Rate reductions across Accord Mortgages’ fixed buy-to-let range have resulted in this attractive deal racing into the best buy tables. Read More...

Skipton BS boosts buy-to-let rate

Updated: 14th November 2012 - First Published: 14th November 2012 A series of rate reductions has seen Skipton Building Society’s two-year buy-to-let mortgage enter the best buy tables. Read More...

Top buy to let deal launched by National Counties

Updated: 01st November 2012 - First Published: 01st November 2012 National Counties Building Society has launched a highly competitive buy-to-let mortgage which sits comfortably within the best buy tables. Read More...

Virgin Money revamps buy-to-let rate

Updated: 14th June 2017 - First Published: 19th October 2012 Virgin Money has reduced selected rates across its buy-to-let range, including its already competitive two-year fixed deal. Read More...

Market Harborough BS launches bold buy-to-let rate

Updated: 30th August 2017 - First Published: 19th October 2012 This latest fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage deal launched by Market Harborough Building Society, offers investors an attractive all round package. Read More...

Ipswich BS reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 19th October 2012 - First Published: 19th October 2012 Ipswich Building Society’s two year fixed rate has reduced by 1.26%, asserting its position in the buy-to-let market. Read More...

Time to invest in London property

Updated: 17th October 2012 - First Published: 17th October 2012 The London housing market provides a golden opportunity for buy-to-let investors, with large increases in demand for housing over the next decade and beyond not being matched by a rise in supply. Read More...

Tidy two-year deal launched by Skipton BS

Updated: 11th October 2012 - First Published: 11th October 2012 A competitive two-year buy-to-let deal has been launched by Skipton Building Society, available to investors with deposits of 25% and over. Read More...

Leeds BS launches cracking BTL deal

Updated: 08th October 2012 - First Published: 08th October 2012 Leeds Building Society has launched a competitive three-year fixed rate mortgage for buy-to-let investors with deposits of 35% or more. Read More...

Hinckley & Rugby BS scores with buy-to-let deal

Updated: 08th October 2012 - First Published: 04th October 2012 Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a competitive variable discount mortgage deal to buy-to-let investors with deposits of 40% or more. Read More...

Godiva Mortgages reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 14th December 2016 - First Published: 02nd October 2012 Godiva Mortgages has reduced its five-year fixed rate, boosting its appeal to buy-to-let investors. Read More...

Marsden BS reduces buy-to-let rate

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 24th September 2012 Marsden Building Society has reduced its two-year fixed rate mortgage deal, asserting its presence in the buy-to-let market and best buy tables. Read More...

Cost of renting hits record high

Updated: 21st September 2012 - First Published: 21st September 2012 The cost of renting across England and Wales rose to a record high in August. Read More...

Nearly a quarter ‘ripped off’ by letting agents

Updated: 04th September 2012 - First Published: 04th September 2012 A startling number of people are being charged extortionate fees by letting agents, according to latest research by the housing charity Shelter. Read More...

Skipton BS refines buy-to-let rate

Updated: 31st August 2012 - First Published: 29th August 2012 Following a review of its fixed buy-to-let mortgage range, Skipton Building Society has reduced its two year fixed rate by 0.30%. Read More...

Tenants opting for long-time renting

Updated: 29th August 2012 - First Published: 29th August 2012 Demand for longer tenancies has increased as more people are forced into rental accommodation by high mortgage rates and tough lending requirements. Read More...

Landlord confidence boosted by strong demand

Updated: 28th August 2012 - First Published: 28th August 2012 Nearly half of landlords believe now is a good time to invest as demand for rental accommodation grows. Read More...

Rental costs price families out of London

Updated: 24th August 2012 - First Published: 24th August 2012 It is common knowledge that London is the most expensive place in the UK to rent or buy a home; however, rising costs are impacting massively on lower income families. Read More...

Rents rise to new high

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 17th August 2012 Increased demand for rental accommodation has seen the average monthly rent in the UK rise for the fourth consecutive month. Read More...

Attractive buy-to-let deal offered by Marsden BS

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 15th August 2012 Marsden Building Society has reduced its two year buy-to-let deal to a highly competitive 4.49% to 30.11.14. Read More...

Average rental yields increase

Updated: 22nd May 2017 - First Published: 10th August 2012 Property investors are benefitting from the high demand for rental accommodation, as rental yields grow. Read More...

Buy-to-let lending rises

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 09th August 2012 The buy-to-let mortgage sector appears to be going from strength to strength as increased demand in the rental sector fuels the market. Read More...

Buy-to-let grows despite gloomy mortgage market

Updated: 07th August 2012 - First Published: 07th August 2012 Despite a continued downturn in the residential housing market, high demand for rental accommodation has seen a surge in activity in the buy-to-let mortgage sector. Read More...

New Godiva deal gallops into buy-to-let market

Updated: 24th August 2012 - First Published: 27th July 2012 Godiva Mortgages has launched a new five year fixed rate mortgage for buy-to-let customers paying a competitive rate of 4.99% to 31.10.2017. Read More...

Coventry BS launches tempting buy-to-let deal

Updated: 27th July 2012 - First Published: 20th July 2012 Coventry Building Society has launched a competitive buy-to-let deal offering a fixed rate of 4.75% to 31.10.17. Read More...

Average monthly rental costs rise

Updated: 20th July 2012 - First Published: 20th July 2012 Increased demand for rental properties has seen the average monthly rent rise. Read More...

Godiva Mortgages launches low rate tracker deal

Updated: 03rd May 2017 - First Published: 19th July 2012 A competitive variable tracker deal has been launched by Godiva Mortgages, offering buy-to-let customers a rate of 3.80% to 31.10.14 (BBR + 3.30%). Read More...

Leeds BS reduces fee for buy-to-let customers

Updated: 18th July 2012 - First Published: 18th July 2012 Leeds Building Society has reduced the arrangement fee on its variable discounted mortgage by £250 to £999. Read More...

London rental prices hit record high

Updated: 25th June 2012 - First Published: 25th June 2012 Rental prices in England and Wales increased again in May, pushing the price of renting in London to its highest level on record. Read More...

Worries over deposit protection grow

Updated: 20th June 2012 - First Published: 20th June 2012 Tenant worries over their deposits have increased significantly over the last two years, according to a housing charity. Read More...

Tenants facing average rates of £745 a month

Updated: 01st June 2012 - First Published: 01st June 2012 Tenants are currently facing monthly payments of almost £750 each month to rent their homes, new figures show. Read More...

Rental price rises return

Updated: 18th May 2012 - First Published: 18th May 2012 Tenants saw the return of rising rental prices in April – the first increase seen for three months. Read More...

BTL lending up year-on-year

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 11th May 2012 Buy-to-let lending has increased by almost a third over the last 12 months, new figures show. Read More...

Relief for tenants as rents fall again

Updated: 20th April 2012 - First Published: 20th April 2012 There was relief for tenants in March as the price of renting fell for the second month in succession. Read More...

Landlords must protect tenant deposits by 6 May

Updated: 01st May 2014 - First Published: 19th April 2012 New rules came into effect from 6 April 2012 that require landlords to place tenants’ deposits into a government-approved scheme by 6 May 2012 to avoid being fined. Read More...

New discount buy-to-let from Mansfield BS

Updated: 30th March 2012 - First Published: 30th March 2012 Mansfield Building Society has returned to buy-to-let lending after a short absence, with a competitively priced two year discounted rate. Read More...

Rents rose above £700 a month in 2011

Updated: 27th March 2012 - First Published: 26th March 2012 The cost of renting in the UK rose above £700 a month for the first time in 2011. Read More...

Rents fall as people beat stamp duty deadline

Updated: 16th March 2012 - First Published: 16th March 2012 Rents fell in February as an increased number of tenants considered moving into the sales market to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline. Read More...

Standards ‘must be raised’ in the lettings industr

Updated: 14th March 2012 - First Published: 14th March 2012 The lettings industry is facing calls to clean up its act, after complaints increased by more than a quarter in 2011. Read More...

Tenants dig in their heels over more rent rises

Updated: 07th March 2012 - First Published: 07th March 2012 Rental prices increased at a slower rate in the early part of the year as some tenants began to resist the sharp rises in rent levels seen in recent quarters. Read More...

Rents record first ever January rise

Updated: 17th February 2012 - First Published: 17th February 2012 Landlords look set for a profitable 2012 after it was revealed rents in England and Wales rose for the first time ever in January. Read More...

Skipton makes BTL mark

Updated: 15th February 2012 - First Published: 14th February 2012 Skipton BS has unveiled a new range of buy-to-let mortgages sure to capture landlords’ attention. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgages increased during 2011

Updated: 10th February 2012 - First Published: 10th February 2012 The number of properties being purchased with buy-to-let mortgages rose during 2011, helping to increase the supply of privately rented homes in the UK. Read More...

Landlords make hay in final quarter of 2011

Updated: 07th February 2012 - First Published: 07th February 2012 Landlords enjoyed a prosperous final three months of 2011 as tenant demand continued to grow. Read More...

Buy-to-let market in bloom

Updated: 03rd February 2012 - First Published: 01st February 2012 The buy-to-let market has bloomed in recent times with the current number of mortgages available the largest at any time since the credit crisis began, research from Moneyfacts.co.uk has found. Read More...

Bag a buy-to-let with Principality BS

Updated: 29th January 2013 - First Published: 25th January 2012 Principality BS has shaken up its buy-to-let portfolio, improving what was already one of its top deals. Read More...

Buy-to-let investors pointed towards Peterborough

Updated: 02nd October 2017 - First Published: 23rd January 2012 Buy-to-let investors have been told Peterborough is the best area in England to invest in rental property. Read More...

Rents fall for second month in a row

Updated: 20th January 2012 - First Published: 20th January 2012 Rents fell for a second successive month in December, as the traditional seasonal slump impacted the buy-to-let market. Read More...

Renters urged to make most of December dip

Updated: 23rd December 2011 - First Published: 23rd December 2011 Potential renters have been told now is the time to find a new property, as the market takes a breather over the festive period and asking prices fall. Read More...

Landlord returns rise despite dip in rents

Updated: 16th December 2011 - First Published: 16th December 2011 Landlords saw their returns rise in November despite the traditional seasonal slowdown causing rents to drop for the first time in ten months. Read More...

Landlords finding favour in rental market

Updated: 07th December 2011 - First Published: 07th December 2011 Landlords are continuing to reap the rewards of a booming rental market, as demand and prices continue to ascend. Read More...

Landlords eye up BTL properties

Updated: 29th November 2011 - First Published: 29th November 2011 Buy-to-let investors have given a clear indication that they will look to increase their property portfolios over the next 12 months. Read More...

Yorkshire Bank improves buy-to-let mortgage

Updated: 20th November 2017 - First Published: 18th November 2011 Yorkshire Bank has improved its two year buy-to-let mortgage, making it one of the best options for buyers with a 20% deposit. Read More...

Rental rises slow, but still at record high

Updated: 18th November 2011 - First Published: 18th November 2011 The rocketing price of renting a home slowed slightly in October, but still increased to a record high. Read More...

National Counties BS unveils buy-to-let deal

Updated: 17th January 2013 - First Published: 10th November 2011 National Counties BS has introduced a new buy-to-let mortgage sure to appeal to landlords. Read More...

Buy-to-let renaissance continues to gather pace

Updated: 14th December 2012 - First Published: 10th November 2011 The recent resurgence in the buy-to-let market has continued to gather momentum after strong rental demand resulted in landlords snapping up more properties. Read More...

Rental properties being snapped up in record time

Updated: 09th November 2011 - First Published: 09th November 2011 Rental properties are being snapped up in record time as demand from tenants continues to remain at a record high across the UK. Read More...

Buy-to-let optimism continues to grow

Updated: 08th November 2011 - First Published: 08th November 2011 Landlords continue to foresee an ever brighter future for the buy-to-let market and plan to increase their portfolios as a result. Read More...

Half of tenants trapped in rental sector

Updated: 25th October 2011 - First Published: 25th October 2011 Over half of tenants in the UK are ‘trapped’ in the rental sector, wanting to buy a house but unable to afford to, new research has revealed. Read More...

Platform brings BTL mortgages to a new level

Updated: 19th May 2017 - First Published: 24th October 2011 Platform has re-jigged its buy-to-let mortgage range for the better. Read More...

Rents rise across all regions

Updated: 21st October 2011 - First Published: 21st October 2011 Rents rose across every region in England and Wales in September for the first time on record. Read More...

A BTL beauty from Nottingham BS

Updated: 19th October 2011 - First Published: 19th October 2011 Nottingham BS has launched a new buy-to-let mortgage that is likely to catch the attention of investors with the necessary 40% deposit. Read More...

BTL investors sent to Coventry BS

Updated: 27th October 2011 - First Published: 10th January 2011 Coventry Building Society has launched two new five year buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages certain to create a stir. Read More...


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