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KEYWORD "Buy To Let" - 100 RESULTS
Eco-Improvements demanded by most tenants - new bank survey

A small survey by a bank suggests that almost 100% of buy to let investors surveyed have received requests from tenants...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Proposed Capital Gains Tax rise would hit rental sector

A political party has proposed that Capital Gains Tax be equalised with Income Tax - meaning landlords and investors who sold...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Distinctly Underwhelmed by Tories’ manifesto pledges

Agents, and others in the lettings industry, have given a sceptical response to the Conservative manifesto and its varied pledges about...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent pleads with landlords to believe in buy to let

The director of a London lettings agency says buy to let landlords are entitled to feel downtrodden but claims it’s still...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth forecasts cut as supply catches up with demand

Knight Frank says the normalisation of supply and demand in Prime London has happened more quickly than anticipated, forcing it to...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax - that’s why rents are rising so much

Propertymark has given its view on why private rents have risen so much - 6.1% in England, 7.0% in Wales and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

 Stop Killing Market with Rent Controls, agents tell minister

Propertymark has urged Scotland’s new First Minister to end the country’s housing emergency. John Swinney is now First Minister and says he...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News - buy to let yields at their highest for six years

The average gross rental yield reported by landlords has reached the highest level since the second quarter of 2018, according to...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground Rents defended by investors’ group

The ongoing debate over ground rents within Government is rapidly becoming a Parliamentary farce that could soon lead to an economic...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Political Chaos is perfect time to ditch rent controls - housing bodies

The political chaos in Scotland presents sensible politicians with an ideal chance to resent housing policies and ditch rent controls. That’s the...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for Buy To Let as mortgage product choice improves

There's good news for the buy to let sector as mortgage product availability is showing signs of stability, according to the...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief claims “renting negatively impacts life”

A prominent supplier of deposit alternatives to lettings agents has come out and said that “renting negatively impacts quality of life,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform Bill isn’t stopping buy to let investment claims agency boss

A prominent lettings agency claims the Renters Reform Bill is not proving a deterrent to buy to let investors. The Leaders Romans...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let property profile changes as landlords diversify

Houses in Multiple Occupation are making up an increasing percentage of buy-to-let business, according specialist lender Shawbrook.  In both 2022 and 2023,...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let investors

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Almost No Reduction in Buy To Let Supply, insists think tank

There’s been at most a one per cent reduction in landlords in the buy to let sector, a think tank claims...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Third of landlords may sell this year - shock buy to let statistics

Almost one in three buy to let landlords are set to sell up in the next 12 months. That’s the shock statistic...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

It’s not easy for anyone - even professionals like lettings and estate agents - to keep up with the blizzard of...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning to Labour leader - no rent controls, yes to lower taxes

The new Labour leader in Wales, Vaughan Gething, has received an early shot across the bows from Propertymark. Gething was elected Welsh...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Passive income from buy to let is a myth, warns legal expert

New and past landlords tempted back to Buy to Let have been warned - passive income from property isn’t easy.  This is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide demands four tax changes to help the private rental sector

Nationwide has taken the unusual step of using its buy to let lending arm - The Mortgage Works - to make...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Top UK cities for 2024 rental potential revealed by industry supplier

Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton and London make up...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let lending for older landlords falls off a cliff

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

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy to let portfolio used for housing association tenants

A council that is buying private properties in second home hotspots to let to local people has struck a new agreement...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents plead with Bank of England after buy to let mortgage arrears soar

Propertymark wants the Bank of England to cut interest rates following data showing soaring mortgage arrears and repossessions. Lenders trade body UK...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond announces another regional rental portfolio acquisition

Lomond has snapped up another rental portfolio. It’s been acquired from the Rendall & Rittner Sales & Letting agency which had a...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New buy to let city hotspot identified by insurance analysis

Glasgow has been revealed as the UK city with the biggest rise in the number of buy to let properties in...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts predict boost in buy to let lending this year

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for one of lettings industry’s best known suppliers

One of the lettings sector’s longest-standing suppliers - Mortgages for Business - is rebranding. It’s to be known as Mortgage Finance Brokers,...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rates War! Mortgage lenders slash BTL borrowing costs

A series of lenders have slashed their buy to let mortgage rates in a bid to win business. These include: - LendInvest Mortgages...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

North-focussed lettings agency reveals new London base

The Leeds- and Manchester-based North Property Group is opening a base in London.  NPG was founded by Oli Banks and Tim Coen...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills reveals which buy to let region it tips for best returns

Residential buy to let in the North West of England, London industrial property and retail warehouses are set to be the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let investors compete with owner occupiers  - Nationwide

Owner occupiers have been competing with landlords in the battle to purchase smaller properties, new figures show. Smaller properties are often preferred...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lenders set out buy to let forecasts for 2024/2025

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The three qualities landlords want from letting agents - revealed

A new survey of 4,000 landlords has identified the three qualities they look for in a letting agent. Whereas trust and liveability...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Surveyors warn: Landlords can’t keep their heads above water

Private landlords are abandoning their property portfolios in unprecedented numbers, a group of surveyors claims. The Manchester-based chartered surveyors and auctioneers -...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Mortgage Arrears Double In Just One Year

Cases of buy-to-let arrears have doubled in a single year, according to a new analysis. The research, from Octane Capital, analysed quarterly...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunt’s lack of support for rental sector still subject of criticism

Last week’s Autumn Statement - which fell short of expectations in terms of help for the private rental sector - is...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Sell Off - agency reports hundreds of thousands sold

The share of homes sold by a landlord in Britain has fallen from 15.7 per cent last year to 14.0 per...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents want tax reforms on top of pledge to avoid rent controls

Propertymark has welcomed the pledge by Housing Secretary Michael Gove not to introduce rent controls in England. The trade body says such...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major boost for buy to let mortgage range

There’s been a significant increase in the buy to let mortgage product range according to analysis by independent service Moneyfacts.  A year...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let has grown massively in recent years - new statistics

Government data shows that as of 2022 some 15.29 per cent of homes in England are privately rented, with 14.9 per...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent ‘may get favourable treatment’ on rent legislation

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge scale of rental sector reliance on mortgages revealed

The buy to let sector appears more heavily reliant on mortgages than some analysts have previously suggested. Specialist lending service Octane Capital has...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC U-turn - Agent welcomes Sunak’s change of heart

The lettings chief in a prominent regional agency says she’s delighted that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has done a dramatic U-turn...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Cut-price properties tempting investment buyers, says accountancy chief

Some prospective buy to let landlords may be about to use their equity to snap up investment properties at discounted rates,...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell off triggers flurry of auction activity

The auction house appears to be bucking the downward trend in the wider housing market. And much of it is down to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ leader tells government to incentivise private rental sector

The chief executive of Propertymark has reiterated his call for the government to make investment in buy to let attractive. Nathan Emerson says:...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy to let income up despite rising costs and red tape

Landlords in England and Wales have seen their rental portfolio income increase by 8.7 per cent in the past year.  That’s according...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency pushes Build To Rent advantages over Buy To Let

Knight Frank, in conjunction with Build To Rent operator Moda Living, has published a highly supportive report about BTR. Creating what it’s...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

40 year buy to let mortgage available from today

HSBC is increasing its maximum mortgage term to 40 years for buy to let, purchase, remortgaging and additional borrowing. Second homes will...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Fail! Endless calls to scrap S21 evictions leads to glut of them

Section 21 evictions are set to soar even higher, a property association leader forecasts - because of the threat to abolish...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Frantic landlord exodus leaves more tenants in situ during sales

A new analysis shows growth in the trend for buy to let properties to be sold with tenants in situ.  The analysis...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let yields and capital appreciation show sharp North-South divide

The north of England is outperforming the south when it comes to yields and capital appreciation, a new survey has discovered. In...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill attacked by another legal expert

Millions of UK landlords will be adversely affected by the Renters Reform Bill, a solicitor warns - the latest law expert...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyers warn that Renters Reform Bill will reduce supply

A law firm says the Renters Reform Bill is driving buy to let investors to quit because of their fears over...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgages worst hit by rate rises - new figures

Buy to let mortgages have seen the largest interest rate increase of any mortgage category according to new research. Barrows and Forrester...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Crackdown on HMOs across large London borough

Buy to let investors who want to convert family homes into HMOs in Hounslow for three to six tenants will now...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rise in numbers of landlords desperate to sell

A sales agency specialising in disposing of buy to let portfolios says it’s now received an averaged 240 enquires a month...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Virtual auctions rule the roost as pandemic trend now permanent

The vast majority of auctions - widely regarded as a favourite for buy to let investors acquiring properties - are now...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Call for buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed during crisis

A property industry commentator wants buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed so that frustrated sellers can let out their...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem: will six months breathing space stop housing crash?

Concern remains that the mayhem surrounding the mortgage market may yet trigger a housing market crash. At the start of the weekend...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor’s Crisis Meeting - pleas for rental help mount

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is today charing a crisis meeting of mortgage lenders, as calls mount for him to take action to...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents edge above long term ratio to earnings says Zoopla

Typical UK rents now account for 28.3 per cent of average pre-tax earnings - slightly above the 10-year average of 27...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

One city loses 1,500 rental homes to Airbnb - claim

A newspaper is reporting that almost 1,500 homes which could be used for long-term mainstream rentals have been ‘lost’ to short...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer hits out at court delays and growing anti-rental sentiment

A seasoned property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Agents asked for help building case against

The National Residential Landlords Association is looking for help from letting agents in building a case against rent controls. The association is...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big increase in ‘good EPC’ buy to let mortgage borrowing

One of the biggest lenders in the rental space - Paragon Bank - recorded a 19 per cent increase in buy...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges letting agents to go on the offensive

I was surprised the other day to read statistics from the English Housing Survey about how many landlords use letting agents. In...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents speak out on Renters Reform Bill dangers

Lettings agents within The Guild of Property Professionals think that the Renters Reform Bill could cause many landlords to quit.  Graham Wood,...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage deals pulled from market

Moneyfacts, the respected independent mortgage market monitor, is warning that lenders have been withdrawing buy to let fixed deals. Within the buy...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent in ‘stay calm’ plea to landlords with Bill worries

Private landlords should hold fire on plans to quit the private rental sector and give the government a chance to incentivise...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Surcharge triggers long-term slump in off-plan sales

Off-plan new build properties - at one time a solid favourite amongst landlords - are now falling out of favour with...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco-experiment with zero interest loans for ‘greener’ homes

The Nationwide Building Society is embarking on an experiment - at first for owner occupiers only - which may be extended...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Senior agent warns rents can’t continue rising indefinitely

The latest data shows that while rents continue to climb, growth is starting to slow down.  According to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Surcharge: Labour considers raising it even higher

Labour is considering raising the buy to let and holiday home stamp duty surcharge above the current three per cent if...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage slump as less affluent landlords stay away

Just as transactions in the mainstream market ramp up for spring and summer, so enquiries about buy to let mortgages have...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent stalls - good news for buy to let agents and landlords?

The number of Build To Rent completions has fallen by 56 per cent in the past year, a decline being very...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency says students now drive the lettings market

Investors looking to add to their portfolios in 2023 should be urged to consider student housing opportunities, according to a Newcastle...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Retirees lead the way amongst landlords quitting sector

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

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 24: Agents call for mortgage tax relief to be reinstated

A new survey of lettings agents and landlords has put the reinstatement of Section 24 mortgage tax relief at the top...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians blasted for ‘lack of balance’ in private rental sector policies

One of Scotland’s largest lettings agencies is voicing concern over what it calls “the lack of balance” in the Scottish government’s...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying agent reports landlords willing to sell at a loss

Jo Eccles, director of London-focussed buying agency and property consultancy Eccord, says she is witnessing some landlords willing to quit the...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council tax freeze ‘not for empty buy to lets or second homes’

Labour’s much-publicised pledge to freeze council tax for the next year excludes empty buy to let properties and second homes it...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Short Let registration fee must be reasonable insists Airbnb

Airbnb says any new rules for short lets in Wales should protect hosts and the benefits they bring to the tourism...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Speculation grows about future changes to EPCs

Speculation is growing that the deadline for the private rental sector to meet new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for new tenants...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent tells Gove: cease attacks on private rental sector

A prominent lettings agent in the north of England has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove urging him to cease attacking...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise surge in buy to let mortgage uptake - new survey 

Buy to let investors have created the largest increase in the mortgage market in the past year, it’s being claimed. Octane Capital...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook becomes bigger player in buy to let mortgage market

Shawbrook is becoming a bigger player in the buy to let lending market following the acquisition of specialist lender Bluestone Mortgages. Launched...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax incentives for rental sector - top agent’s plea to Chancellor

A prominent agent and former RICS residential chairman has made an impassioned plea to the government to help the private rental...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Plunging Pound means foreign investors bag buy to let bargains

Overseas investors have bagged an effective bonus of £40,000 off the purchase of a UK buy to let, according to leading...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sentiment downbeat for many landlords

A new sentiment survey suggests that only a minority of landlords are now feeling positive about the future of buy to...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash Is King for buy to let as interest rates hit investors

New buy to let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, says Hamptons lettings agency.   So far this...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges agents to use the hard sell on Buy To Let

Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer says it’s time for agents to go for the ‘hard sell’ on Buy To Let,...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to halve by late 2023 says market analyst

Annual rent rises that are currently 10 per cent or more are likely to halve to “mid-single digits” according to a...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do people bother with buy to let? asks industry figure

Prominent industry figure Jonathan Rolande says: “It is hard to see why anyone would still want to buy to let given...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent slams Tories for damaging supply of homes

The government must focus on measures in next week’s Budget that will boost significantly the supply of homes, according to lettings...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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