Tag Archives: Buy To Let Landlords
Landlords Decline

Mortgages for First BTL Landlords Decline

The number of mortgage products available for first-time buy to let landlords is falling as a proportion of the market, research reveals. The findings from Moneyfacts.co.uk show that the number of first-time landlord products has fallen to 68% of the market, that’s down from 73% recorded in April last year. It’s also a large fall […]

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Landlords Face Tougher Penalties for Flouting Rules

Landlords around the UK who flout migrant rules look set to face tougher penalties of up to five years in prison under new legislation being drawn up by the Government. Along with landlords, employers will also face sanctions if they knowingly take on someone without permission to live and work in the country after the […]

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UK Rent

UK Rent Growth at Four Year Low

Figures reveal that the rental growth enjoyed by landlords across the UK is now at the slowest it has been for four years. The findings from LandBay show that rents between January and November last year rose by just 1.1% – that’s less than half the increase of 2.3% seen over the same period the […]

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student to landlord

Students Targeted to Become Landlords with BTL Mortgage Offer

A new ‘buy for Uni’ mortgage has been unveiled which will turn student to landlord while they are in higher education. The mortgage is available to anyone aged over 18 but they must have financial backing from a family member which will be in the form of cash or property equity. Under the deal, a […]

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cheaper mortgage deals

Landlords Urged to Find Cheaper Mortgage Deals

Landlords are being urged to find cheaper mortgage deals in a bid to protect their investment before new tax hikes begin to bite from April. That’s when the rate tax is calculated on a landlord’s buy to let income will change and their profitability will be hit because they will be unable to deduct all […]

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Buy To Let Landlords - Calls for landlord tax crackdown to be reversed

Calls for landlord tax crackdown to be reversed

Britain’s buy to let landlords should be protected from one of the harshest tax regimes around, says the Residential Landlords’ Association (RLA). Changes are brought in from April that will see landlords being taxed on their property revenue rather than its profit. In addition, landlords also pay a stamp duty surcharge of 3% when buying […]

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Buy To Let Landlords Return To The Market

Buy to let landlords return to the market

After a sharp fall in buy to let activity with the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge, landlords and investors are returning to the market, according to research. Rightmove says that enquiries from new investors and buy to let landlords have rocketed by 30% since May. In a tracker report, the firm says this […]

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Crackdown planned on landlords using Airbnb

Crackdown planned on landlords using Airbnb

A change in the law is being mooted to crack down on professional landlords who are using sites like Airbnb in a bid to dodge taxes and rules. One MP on the Business, Innovation and Skills committee has written to London Mayor Sidiq Khan to ask for his views on whether the law needs to […]

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New tax fears will not affect landlords

New tax fears will not affect landlords

Fears that new amendments to the Finance Bill could see landlords being hit with bigger tax bills when selling a property will not have an ‘adverse impact’ on the country’s landlords. The Law Society raised worries about the amendments which could see profits that a landlord makes from selling a buy to let property being […]

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BTL landlords are in property's 'pole position'

BTL landlords are in property’s ‘pole position’

Buy to let landlords in the UK are able to withstand any potential property market volatility because they are in a ‘better position’ than most, according to one leading lender. OneSavings Bank has announced its buy to let loans and mortgages are experiencing above forecast demand from landlords after the lender focused on professional landlords. […]

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