Tag Archives: Buy to Let

Landlords struggling to find BTL finance

The market place for buy to let finance has rocketed in recent months with more than 900 financial products available but a growing number of landlords are struggling to access the market, claims research. A study has been undertaken by online agent Property Let By Us and, the firm says, the struggle means that many […]

‘Savvy landlords’ enjoy low to let rates

A surge in buy to let remortgaging activity in June has been put down to ‘savvy landlords’ capitalising on record low interest rates. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that remortgaging activity rocketed by a third which was fuelled by fears that the Bank of England was due to raise the base interest […]

Landlords warned on buy to let insurance

Landlords are being warned to carefully review their buy to let insurance policies as rents have risen by 2.5% last year to June to underline the growing popularity of buy to let as an investment. The warning comes from Paymentshield who say that landlords, particularly those who are new to the sector, should take great […]

Rogue’s gallery of filthy housing – but who’s to blame?

A disgusting gallery of filthy living conditions in private rented homes has been released by Reading Council to support a campaign for additional licensing of shared houses in the town.

Landlord insurance that won’t pay for cannabis farms

Landlords who have their buy to let homes trashed by drugs gangs growing cannabis can lose thousands because their insurers are likely to invoke a little known escape clause in their policies.

Buy to let rent surveys just don’t add up

The buy to let rent index merry-go-round has seen further movement as three firms have released their latest data.

Average buy to let rents still rising

The average cost of renting a buy to let home was up 2.4% in April 2013 to £793 a month compared with the month before – but landlords several regions saw rents fall.

Property fraud hotline set up by Land Registry

The Land Registry has launched a dedicated phone line to help tackle mortgage crime and home ownership fraud.

Guide to buy to let refurbishment loans

Finding the money to refurbish a buy to let poses a problem for many would-be landlords who blow their budget on purchasing a property.

Top 10 London buy to let hot spots revealed

Southwark offers the best yields in London for buy-to-let investors, a high street bank’s study reveals.