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KEYWORD "Buy-to-Let" - 339 RESULTS
Overseas buyers driving growth in European residential markets

Property investors now operate in a truly global environment. Just as UK-based investors can look at the great returns offered by...

19 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Birmingham revealed as the top university buy-to-let location

The UK’s second largest city is home to the nation’s highest rental yields surrounding a university, making it the top choice...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords split over future of the market

The latest research from Octopus Choice suggests that Britain’s buy-to-let landlords are divided over their future, due to recent tax and...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Midlands property market thrives while London market cools

Despite a significant drop in purchase activity in Central London, landlords are still picking up property in the East and West...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

One in five landlords intend to stay in buy-to-let market indefinitely

Some 18% of landlords said they intended to remain in the buy-to-let (BTL) market indefinitely, with the same number of portfolio...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Age of average buy-to-let investor falls, research reveals

The average age of buy-to-let investors has dropped by 10 years since 2014, according to analysis by Manchester-based estate agent yieldit. Analysing...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to turn to student towns and cities for better rental yields

Research by TotallyMoney has revealed that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and diminishing profits could find better yields in UK towns...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

How to get the best ROI on your holiday let

For years, buy-to-let has been heralded as the most lucrative form of property investment. For those with money to invest, the...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Durham the best university location for buy-to-let yields

Durham is the university city which offers landlords the best buy-to-let returns, new research has revealed. Simple Landlords Insurance yesterday published a...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Winchester has the most vulnerable rental market, research finds

New research by Gatehouse Bank has revealed that Winchester is home to the most vulnerable rental market as tax changes amplify...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

New breed of property investors being ushered in by changing marketplace

A new generation of property investors is being created by a rise in the number of affordable homes coming to the...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Female landlords still struggle to close the gender pay gap

The income women earn from property investment is lower than that of their male counterparts, according to new data from Knight...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the UK's best locations for buy-to-let investors?

New research has uncovered the UK's best investment locations ranked by rental yield. The top performer is Burnley, with an average...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows as market stabilises

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record low, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. With little movement in costs...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Shojin Property Partners secures £2.1m via crowdfunding platform

Shojin Property Partners has secured over £2.1 million for development projects following the launch of its crowdfunding platform six months ago. The...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Controversial Heathrow third runway 'could be good for buy-to-let'

The government has approved plans for a controversial third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. The expansion project, which has...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s residential auction achieves over £67m in May

Allsop saw strong results at its May residential auction despite growing wariness among investors across the UK. By close of business, the...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Knight Knox announce launch of new online BTL platform

Following feedback from investors who have had difficulty selling their investments through traditional high street sales agents, Knight Knox has announced...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Property investment at its peak in Yorkshire

Landlords from the Yorkshire and Humberside region have the biggest appetites for property investment, according to a new survey by property...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL rates fall despite base rate rise predictions

Since the start of the year, the cost of a typical five-year fixed buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage has fallen despite the possibility...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show heads to the Midlands

The National Landlord Investment Show returns to the Midlands for its second show of the year next week. Investors will be...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Holiday let hotspots on The Tour de Yorkshire revealed

New research has revealed the best hotspots for holiday rentals along the route of The Tour de Yorkshire, which kicks off...

02 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s landlords and investors remain positive despite raft of changes

Despite challenging buy-to-let (BTL) conditions, private landlords remain positive about the future of the industry, a new report from specialist bank,...

25 April 2018

From: Breaking News

London and the South East appeals most to over-50s investors

New analysis from buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has highlighted the appeal of London and the South East for investors aged 50...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

It’s the final countdown … to the Property Investor Show

The UK’s largest exhibition catering to the needs of property investors, landlords and home buyers returns for its spring edition this...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert warns investors to plan their investments with care

A property expert from Finchley-based Richard Anthony Chartered Accountants has warned potential investors to plan their investment with care. This comes...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in East Midlands outstrip UK average

The East Midlands saw residential rents grow by 2.24%, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The region had the fastest rise...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Strong price growth in the North West while London prices slide

House prices in the North and West have surged amidst improving market conditions, according to the latest figures from Home.co.uk. This growth...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Brickowner hits £1m milestone through crowdfunding platform

PropTech start-up Brickowner has reached a £1 million milestone through its platform via crowdfunding, just a year after launching. According to Brickowner,...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show addresses key issues plaguing landlords in 2018 at Olympia on 15 March

The National Landlord Show arrives at Olympia on Thursday 15 March to give advice via complimentary seminars, leading suppliers and two...

02 March 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Why buy-to-let investors should consider furnished holiday lettings

Investors in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have recently faced significant challenges, primarily increased taxes on capital gains, and the restriction of...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Capital gains tax boosts HMRC revenues

The latest HMRC receipt shows £5.5 billion was taken in capital gains tax (CGT) in January, while the taxman is set...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration goes live for National Landlord Investment Show

Registration for the latest National Landlord Investment Show is now open. The event, being held at Olympia London on March 15...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ticket to success: Three London properties for a football ticket

When I moved to London in winter 1997, I was determined to make my fortune. I didn’t know it at the...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Three Off-Plan Investments in Birmingham Selling Fast

Recently named as the most rapidly improving locations in the UK – investment in the UK’s second city shows no sign...

08 February 2018

From: Sponsored Content

South East challenges London for BTL market share

The South East nearly caught London for buy-to-let purchase market share during 2017. That's according to new annual data from Commercial Trust Limited. Last...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply falls as sharp rise is recorded in other major UK cities

The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Manchester hits top spot and Hull climbs high in latest LendInvest Index

The latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report has revealed that Manchester is the top buy-to-let destination in the country. Published every quarter, the...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Affordable UK property prices help to attract UAE expats

Expats and foreign nationals in the UAE are using the weak pound to snap up UK properties while prices remain affordable...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let loans launched by LendInvest

A buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland has been...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Skipton brings back seven-year fixed deals to offer stability to borrowers

On a day set to be dominated by the Budget, Skipton Building Society has launched two new seven-year fixed-rate mortgages to...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Birmingham becomes a global property investment hotspot

London has long been viewed as the UK’s premier location for property investment. In recent years, however, high property prices and...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finalists revealed for property investment awards

With less than a month to go until the Property Investors Awards, held at The Royal National Hotel in Russell Square,...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Network Auctions saw overall sales reach £4m

Network Auctions’ November sale generated 80% of successful bids for investment lots overall, raising over £4 million. The buy-to-let market is very...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Birmingham joins the list of Northern investment hotspots

Birmingham has joined Manchester and Liverpool as one of the top Northern property investment hotspots, according to fresh research from IP...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern England starts to have greater influence over the BTL market

The proportion of new buy-to-let purchase applications in Northern England has grown year-on-year for Q3 2017, according to a fresh report...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Together provides over £800k for block development

Specialist lender Together is granting over £800,000 to buy and develop an idle office block, enabling a development company to expand...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords over 55 entitled to £50bn through equity release

Buy-to-let landlords in the UK over the age of 55 could be entitled to almost £50 billion via equity release, Retirement...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Nine Group acquires part built hotel development in North Greenwich

The Greenwich Peninsula Hotel has been acquired by hotel and investment company, Nine Group, from fixed charge receivers following its fall...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK tumbles down European buy-to-let league table

The UK is now the fifth worst country in Europe for buy-to-let investment, with average rental yields of just 4%. The findings,...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First property investment platform for new homes launches

Last week saw the official launch of Homegrown, the UK’s first residential property investment platform focused solely on the construction of...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to soar

The price of the average UK home will rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years, say online estate...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More investors turn to commercial property as residential sales dip

A growing number of investors are starting to shun residential property, deterred by recent tax hikes, and are opting instead to...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lender offers free valuations on all new loan enquiries

The bridging loans sector has markedly raised its profile in recent years. It is also becoming better understood by property investors,...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possession rates falling

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance fell during the second quarter of 2017. This...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage choice for homebuyers

The number of mortgage products has continued to rise, with the volume of deals on the market having increased by 61%...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Why invest in the Algarve

Investing in overseas property is becoming increasingly popular, and there are certain locations around the globe that are becoming some of...

19 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

The House Crowd hits £50m fundraising milestone

The House Crowd has hit its £50m investment milestone after a record start to the year, having raised more than £15m...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here's how to stay safe and beat the fraudsters

Most landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake ID’s, according...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to ensure your next property acquisition is gas safe

When investing in buy-to-let, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the property were last serviced and...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

No sign of landlords exiting PRS despite ‘catalogue of challenges’

Various reports have suggested that a number of private landlords plan to sell up and quit the PRS as a consequence...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New accounting services launched to help buy-to-let investors

A new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service designed to help buy-to-let investors with their tax and regulatory landscape has been...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property hotspot: Manchester is still ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest

The property market in northern England, supported in part by the Northern Powerhouse concept, has attracted a lot of media attention,...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand fuels surge in Portugal house prices

Residential property prices in Portugal increased by 7.9% in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period of...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New Q&A aims to make SDLT less complicated

A new ‘questions and answers’ resource designed to make it easier for those investing in property to understand their Stamp Duty...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Dangers faced by unoccupied rental properties

As a buy-to-let property owner, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. But it’s not...

09 June 2017

From: Sponsored Content

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand is ‘fuelling strong competition’ for property in Edinburgh

Despite economic uncertainty since last year’s Brexit vote and the recent tax rises heaped onto buy-to-let landlords, demand for property in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strettons marks 80th anniversary by raising £13.5m at London property auction

Strettons has raised almost £13.5m, including post-auction sales, on the back of an 88% success rate in what was the firm’s...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Could the North West be the buy-to-let hotspot for you?

The North West of England has been named the top buy-to-let hotspot for 2017, according to new figures from Rightmove. The property...

31 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

UK house prices predicted to rise by over 6%

The residential property market in the UK tends to be cyclical, moving in upward cycles of boom, bust and stability, and...

30 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Transaction volumes fall 3.2% in April

Property transactions fell in April this year, down 3.2% on March’s total, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue &...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £317,281

Home sales this month remained robust as buyers shrugged off pre-election jitters, signalling growing confidence in the UK economy and bolstering...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Andy Murray backs property rental crowdfunding platform

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses, including specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

Demand for short-term loans continued to increase in the first quarter of the year, with more property investors turning to bridging...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Activity in the property auctions market is picking up

There is growing evidence that activity levels in the property auctions market is starting to improve, following a recent slowdown, caused...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New limited edition BTL mortgage aimed at investors seeking capital growth

Pepper Homeloans has launched a new limited edition buy-to-let five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.98% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). The product...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New crowdfunding venture targets ‘sophisticated property investors’

A new property crowdfunding platform has launched which offers investors the opportunity to invest from just £500 in large-scale residential property...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Fraudster built £10m buy-to-let property empire in Manchester

A man described as a ‘fraudster on a grand scale’ has been jailed for more than three and a half years...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Lend and earn annual returns of up to 6% with Kuflink

The Kuflink Group is offering investors an opportunity to earn up to 6% a year through its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform,...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Is this the best value auction property in the UK?

A former shop in a former mining village in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, which has been converted into a studio...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Marsden BS release new mortgage deals, including an ‘older product range’

Marsden Building Society has launched more than 40 new mortgage products, which includes a number of new deals aimed at buy-to-let...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Tim Morgan, owner of ERE

AIPP CEO, Peter Robinson, talks to Tim Morgan (below right), owner of ERE Property, a UK based company selling UK investment...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Australian house price growth surges to seven-year high

Residential property prices in Australia are increasing at their fastest pace in seven years, fuelling growing fears about a property bubble...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor &...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Portuguese property prices set to rise further

Residential property prices in Portugal are expected to keep on rising, with experts forecasting growth of about 4% this year, after...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowing at near two-year low, says CML

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell to a near two-year low in January amid a ‘stubbornly persistent’ lull in moving activity,...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors in Australia eye less conventional finance options

With banks in Australia continuing to tighten their investor lending criteria, a growing number of investors looking to invest in property...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property is becoming ‘increasingly attractive’

Britain is a nation obsessed with property but experts have warned those thinking of investing in buy-to-let are facing headwinds that...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which peaked in Q4, as more borrowers opted for longer term fixed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

International buyers routinely rejected for UK mortgages

Overseas investors and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages in the UK to fund property acquisitions, according...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage and cheap borrowing will continue to support UK house prices

UK house prices may have ended last year around £15,000 higher on average than when the year started, but the signs...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Why I’m investing in the North of England

House prices continued to rise towards the end of last year, with the last three months seeing a 2.5% increase, according...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors who missed tax return deadline urged to act now

Private property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, who missed their self-assessment tax return payment last week and do not have a valid...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Top financial resolutions for property investors

Is it time to get your finances in order? Why not consider these five property financial resolutions? 1.    Consider increasing your mortgage payments With...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

While buy-to-let lenders come to terms with fresh interventions imposed by the Prudential Regulation Authority, designed to subject buy-to-let landlords to stricter...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Canny investors’ eye ‘good yields’ in the commercial property sector

With attractive returns on offer, a growing number of property investors are looking to add commercial properties to their portfolios, according...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Average asking prices in Britain break £300,000 barrier, says Rightmove

Asking prices for homes in Britain have increased marginally in the last month, while demand on the house-hunting website Rightmove has...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors offered online tax training

With just over two weeks remaining until the January 31 Self Assessment deadline, buy-to-let investors are being reminded that there are tax tutorials...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax deadline approaching, are you ready?

It’s that time of year again. Filing an annual tax return is a necessary task for every self-employed person, including property...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Arrears continue to fall in Ireland

Mortgage arrears in Ireland dropped by 3.1% in the third quarter of 2016, the 13th consecutive quarter of decline, the latest...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips to avoid common buy-to-let insurance claims

Damage caused by storms, burst pipes and from break-ins were listed in a report earlier this year as the primary reasons that...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investors buying property at auction

Scott Hendry of Together shares some tips on buying at auction. Buying at auction is a popular choice for property investors...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

National obsession with property dictated by the weather

The buy-to-let boom of recent years has fed the stereotype that Britons are obsessed with property. Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Residential transactions up 1% in October, says HMRC

The number of residential property transactions increased by 1% in October compared with the previous month, according to the last HMRC...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s buy-to-let hotspots unveiled

While buying property in the UK has proved to be a lucrative move for many buy-to-let landlords, it is increasingly holding...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Property remains ‘an excellent investment’

We live in interesting times indeed; who would have predicted at the start of 2016, Britain voting to leave the European...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage arrears expected to increase in Ireland

With many landlords in Ireland coming to the end of their 10-year interest-only mortgage period, buy-to-let arrears look set to escalate...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The five best ways for investors to cut their capital gains tax bill

You may have to pay capital gains tax if you make a profit when you sell property that is not your...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

House price inflation grinds to a halt

Residential property prices in the UK were unchanged in October compared with the previous month following 15 consecutive months of house...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Scottish property prices rise £4.3% year-on-year

The average price of a residential property in Scotland rose by 4.3% in the 12 months to August 2016, fresh figures...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Kickboxer secures knock-out deal

Kickboxer Paul Daley is celebrating a knock-out deal after acquiring a new property under the hammer for just £39,000. The 33-year-old bought...

27 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investment seminar to be held in aid of charity

Bitex Home has announced that it will be holding a residential property investment seminar this week in aid of LOROS – a hospice...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Around 2 million Brits use property to finance retirement

There are approximately 2 million people in the UK who have used their property to finance retirement, new research suggests.   A fresh...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Allsop raises £115m as strong showing from investors ‘exceeds expectations’

Allsop raised more than £115m at its commercial auction held in central London this week, which was the most sold in...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors snap up homes in Dublin

First-time buyers are being squeezed out of the housing market in Ireland, especially in Dublin, because of a surge in cash-rich...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Book your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, gets underway tomorrow at London ExCeL and is free to enter. However, all...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in sentiment among bridging lenders post-Brexit

While buy-to-let lenders brace themselves for further interventions, confidence in one often-overlooked corner of the market is currently booming. Sentiment among bridging...

29 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors buoyant ahead of busy autumn period

There may be a high level of uncertainty in the UK economy at the moment, but this is doing little to...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches online property investment platform

Zoopla has announced the launch of a new lending portal in partnership with Landbay and Bricklane that enables investors to fund property...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on October 7 and 8 for the annual Property Investor &...

23 September 2016

From: Sponsored Content

‘Yield-hungry investors’ eye commercial property

Properties which are well located, have a reliable income stream or offer the potential to add value will continue to attract...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales fall in August, HMRC figures show

The number of residential property transactions decreased slightly between July and August according to newly released data from HMRC, with last...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage product numbers soar

The number of mortgage products on the market has increased sharply over the past two years, led by gains in the...

22 September 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal to provide property investors with auction and bridging finance

Specialist lender Together has joined forces with buy-to-let and commercial mortgage broker TBMC to provide property investors with auction and bridging...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices see autumn bounce-back

There has been a sharp rise in asking prices this month as property investors continue to dominate the lower end of...

19 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, but could cut in November

The Bank of England, as expected, opted to leave UK interest rates unchanged at 0.25% yesterday in the wake of recent...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

A third of homes in main Spanish cities owned by buy-to-let landlords

The Buy-to-let market is booming in Spain with as many as one in three homes in the country’s main cities now...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property remains the ‘highest yielding investment on offer’ in the UK

A growing number of investors are choosing to invest in property, despite the introduction of higher stamp duty purchasing costs and...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Top university cities see 27% property price rise in just three years

Average property prices in the UK’s top 50 university cities, based on the Guardian’s latest university league table, have risen by...

06 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors ‘remain confident’ in UK property market

Despite uncertainty around the property market post-Brexit, investor confidence remains unchanged, according to the managing director of Network Auctions. Ahead of the...

01 September 2016

From: Breaking News

North East locations provide best returns for university buy-to-let investments

University locations in the North East of England provide landlords and property investors with the best returns, according to new data.  As...

19 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Northern property market performing strongly, says investment firm

A property firm specialising in buy-to-let investment says that despite the negative headlines surrounding Britain's impending exit from the EU, the...

19 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Industry welcomes Berlin's latest Airbnb ruling

A recent court ruling in Berlin has been welcomed by landlords and letting agents with properties in the German capital. Last week,...

17 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors visiting auction rooms, claims Auction House

The UK's largest auction network, Auction House, says that the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge in April has paved...

16 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices in the UK fall sharply

The average asking price for a residential property in England and Wales fell by 1.2% in August compared with the previous...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK home prices fall despite pick-up in sales momentum

Residential property prices in the UK dipped by 0.9% in July compared with a month earlier, despite a healthy rise in...

10 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Wales scraps Right to Buy scheme

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes as the country seeks to...

09 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors buying property in New Zealand will need 40% deposit - or no mortgage

In future only investors with hefty deposits will qualify for mortgages to acquire property in New Zealand under tough new restrictions...

03 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property transactions increase

The number of residential property transactions in the UK increased by 4.9% between May and June, according to new data from...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage lending in June

Gross mortgage lending rose by 16% last month compared with May to reach an eight-year high for the month of June,...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investor looks to profit from Brexit uncertainty

Marco Robinson successfully predicted that the UK would leave the EU two years ago, he also said that corporate tax would...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Britain may not leave the EU now that Theresa 'soft Brexit' May is PM

Andrea Leadsom’s decision to withdraw from the race for the keys to Number 10 Downing Street yesterday, has not just paved...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property remains a ‘safe investment’, says Romans

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year, sterling...

06 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices could fall by 20%, says Deutsche Bank

Residential property prices in the UK could fall by up to 20% as a consequence of the Chancellor George Osborne’s buy-to-...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices fall ahead of EU referendum

Residential property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in May, the steepest decline since November 2011, as the European Union...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall, says RICS

House prices are still rising but surveyors are warning the market to be braced for a significant slowdown in the coming...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you consider buying at auction?

Buying a property at auction is both exciting and potentially profitable - as long as you can hold your nerve, says...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors 'scrapping to buy properties' in Dublin

The residential property market in Ireland continues to attract investors due to strong growth witnessed in recent years, particularly as the...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices continue to rise in UK’s big cities

Residential property prices in cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have increased significantly over the past year, a survey...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK homes plummets ahead of EU referendum

Demand for residential property across the UK has fallen to one of the lowest levels on record as prospective buyers and...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investments in Germany are a boon for small budgets

Property expert and managing director at Tranio.com, George Kachmazov, argues the benefits of low yield residential property for small budget investors. The...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Auction market sees house sales activity remain firm

Residential property auction sales remained relatively firm in April despite the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge, according to official...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspots unveiled

UK property investors seeking lucrative buy-to-let investments should consider looking to the continent for higher rental yields, according to new research...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Property prices to rise despite weaker demand

Demand for residential properties unsurprisingly fell in April following the introduction of higher stamp duty for buy-to-let and second home buyers,...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Invest in what could be Britain’s cheapest home

The word ‘auction’ is still synonymous with ‘bargain’ and for good reason, as there are plenty of ‘below market value’ properties...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

The calm after the storm

Activity in the UK housing market is slowing, as reflected by a fall in the annual rate of property price growth,...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Bristol is on the verge of a property boom

Values in both the residential and commercial property sectors look set to soar as demand continues to outstrip supply, new research...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buying a place in the sun remains an attractive investment

Given the recent introduction of a number of less favourable tax changes relating to buy-to-let properties in the UK, property investors...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Who will fix London’s housing crisis?

With just hours to go until voting for the London mayoral election closes, housing remains a key issue with all the leading...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Cash is king in London’s prime property market

More than a third of prime London property acquisitions made by buy-to-let investors in the first quarter of the year were...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Win a free home

Property investor Marco Robinson is offering fellow property investors an opportunity to win a buy-to-let property in Manchester worth in the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to rise despite Brexit uncertainty

Hometrack forecast that residential property prices will continue to rise, albeit at a slower rate of growth. The latest figures released by...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let providers slash rates

Mortgage lenders are slashing the cost of buy-to-let mortgages in a move that will bring some relief to private investors eyeing...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Investor frenzy fuels surge in sales

There was a sharp increase in the number of property transactions between February and March 2016 as property investors rushed to...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

London auction sales attract fierce bidding

The latest property auction to be held in London saw a diverse portfolio of residential properties help ensure an 82% success...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors attracted to deals in Derby

The BBC's Homes Under The Hammer crew were in Derby last week to witness Graham Penny Auctions raising more than £4m...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors snap up properties at auction

Last month was a good one for the UK property auction sector, which continues to attract a wide array of national...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Investor interest in buy-to-let nosedives

There has been a sharp fall in buy-to-let acquisitions following the hike in stamp duty for investment properties and second homes...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in BTL mortgage products

There was a significant increase in the volume of buy-to-let mortgage products available in the UK in the first quarter of...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the UK regions tipped for growth

Residential property prices across many parts of the UK look set to cool over the next few months amid ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, but...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Lawyers increasingly ‘relying' on property for retirement

Lawyers are increasingly banking on property to fund all or some of their retirement, according to new research. Some 29% of those...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Incorporation: Investors must be cautious

In response to recent calls for landlords and property investors to incorporate, one letting agency is urging people to take a...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Six tips to help build a successful property portfolio

The market is changing; the act of investing is based on risk versus reward. No investment is guaranteed, but how can...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Are property syndicates the next big thing?

2015 was an incredible year for the property market but in a year in which Government buy to let policy, the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds and Manchester are top buy-to-let locations for parents of undergraduates

Northern cities Leeds and Manchester offer the best buy-to-let property investment opportunities for parents of undergraduate students, according to research. Both areas...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you set up as a company to pay less tax?

According to research from the NLA, 4 in 10 landlords are either seriously considering forming a limited company or looking into...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Where is the worst place to have bought a home since 2000?

Analysis of official figures has revealed the worst performing UK location for average house price growth since the first quarter of...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors storm the housing market as stamp duty deadline hits

As the deadline for stamp duty purchases before the 3% surcharge passed last night, it has been reported that investors have...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Why investing in property beats a lifetime of 9 to 5

A report recently released by Royal London revealed that Brits earning the national average wage of £27,600 a year who saved...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Major increase in buy-to-let market activity ahead of deadline

Research by conveyancing experts My Home Move has revealed that activity within the buy-to-let and second home market has risen by...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord finances healthiest on record as arrears and evictions dip

The latest figures from estate agency chains Your Move and Reeds Rains show that in the final quarter of 2015 landlord...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Property radio all the rage after trio of announcements

Three announcements this week have shown a resurgence in property radio as more firms and organisations look to take advantage of...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors could be forced in to debt by 2.5% interest rate rise

If interest rates rise by just 2.5% over the next four years, the average investment property could make an annual loss of...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge is no April fools, it’s an assault on entrepreneurial Britain

Never one to miss an opportunity, George Osborne knew he was onto a winner when he chose to raise stamp duty...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Wear and tear changes – Relief for landlords or another headache?

Announced in the Summer Budget of 2015, the government is introducing significant changes to how UK landlords can cover the cost...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New EU mortgage legislation put accidental landlords at risk

Half of buy-to-let mortgage applicants are unaware of the impending changes to mortgage law, according to Direct Line, with accidental landlords...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

UK investors claim regulations will force them out of BTL in 2016

Nearly three quarters (72%) of buy-to-let investors have claimed that legal changes to the sector this year will have a negative...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment in buy-to-let will be discouraged by tax changes, research warns

Research carried out by Orchard & Shipman Group has revealed that a significant proportion of landlords (86%) believe that the government’s...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

A bunfight followed by a fast? Why the buy-to-let tax hike should not be feared

The frustrations vented over the looming buy-to-let tax hike has sadly been all too predictable. In the latest twist to what have...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

ARLA reveals seasonal supply and demand drop in PRS

Supply and demand of rental property dipped in December, according to the December Private Rental Sector (PRS) report from the Association...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL sector booming with ‘Granlords’

Recent research has unearthed that one in ten over 55’s own a buy-to-let, and this is only set to grow in...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Where to find the best yields in London

Thousands of people will be rushing to purchase a buy-to-let property in the New Year. This is because, as of April...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

UK residential property delivers record 9% annual return over 20 years

It has been revealed that residential property investment in England and Wales has massively outperformed other major asset classes over the...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords will raise rents to cover new legislation costs

Some 45% of landlords surveyed by flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk said they plan to raise their rents this year. Covering the costs of...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Average rents fall below £800 per month

The latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents across England and Wales have dipped below...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Auction round-up December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Essential Information Group (EIG) has published its latest figures covering the whole of the...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Property crowdfunding site listed on new app

The UK's first two-sided residential crowdfunding platform - CrowdLords - has also become the first UK property crowdfunding site to be listed on...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Taxing times for residential landlords and investors

Residential property investors are facing a number of tax reforms that will fundamentally change the profitability of their portfolios.  The changes will...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Osborne's stamp duty rises set to trigger property scramble

The unexpected increase in stamp duty for buy-to-let homes will precipitate a rush of property investment, according to buying agency Black Brick.  Chancellor...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London rents rise 5% in four months

London rental values have increased by 5% in the four months to October 2015, it has been revealed. According to figures released...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Surge in buy-to-let lending for Paragon as stamp duty bombshell is announced

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015, reporting that buy-to-let lending has increased by over...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents slow, but not in the East

Rents across England and Wales dipped on a monthly basis between September and October, according to the latest Buy-to-Let index from...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Home ownership falls, demand for buy-to-let soars

Home ownership is falling starkly in the UK, according to new research by high-end property firm Savills.  The third issue of the...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

How will Osborne’s tax measures affect the BTL market?

Since the Chancellor’s announced measures to curb the buy-to-let in the Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate –...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Reduced tax relief is top landlord worry

The Government’s decision to reduce landlords' buy-to-let tax relief to the basic rate of 20% is a major factor for half...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property investment seen as more profitable than pensions

A new survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has claimed that property investment is seen as a better...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to form pension strategy for many

Results from a survey of industry bodies has revealed that buy-to-let will be the main use of equity release for the...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Halstead named top investment location

The latest Rightmove Rental Trends Tracker has revealed that Halstead has been named as the highest performing investment location outside of...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Building Society launches buy-to-let range

With a launch of several new 70% LTV purchase and remortgage products, Tipton and Coseley Building Society has now entered the buy-to-let...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property prices set to boom in Manchester

New research reveals the top 10 locations where property prices are likely to boom in the next decade, with Manchester taking...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mile End is top buy-to-let London hotspot

Mile End is the capital’s top buy-to-let London hotspot, according to recent research published by London estate agent Portico.com. It has been...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property investment set to increase on Isle of Wight

Changes in pension laws mean property investments are set to grow on the Isle of Wight, with Barratt Homes already witnessing a...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Propnology ready to launch

After being awarded full authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority, a new property crowdfunding platform – Propnology – is preparing for...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Is the influx of overseas investors a good sign for local investors?

I’ve seen a sharp rise this year in the number of foreign investors looking to establish a presence or even expand...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let continues to boom

Interest in the UK’s buy-to-let sector remains strong, despite George Osborne’s changes to mortgage tax relief in July’s Budget.  According to online...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Landbay announces appointment of new Chief Lending Officer

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has announced the appointment of Paul Clampin as Chief Lending Officer. Clampin, who is joining from Paragon...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property wealth of the over-65s soars

Research conducted by financial consultancy Key Retirement has revealed that UK pensioners have earned average returns of £3,725 over the past...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Guide to investing in student property

Student property is currently the UK’s best performing asset class, with over £4 billion invested into the sector in the first...

18 September 2015

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Berlin rent controls will work, says investment firm

Despite a recently introduced rent cap, the rental sector in Berlin will remain profitable for landlords and investors, according to Property Frontiers.  Berlin...

18 September 2015

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New rental index to give better insight into private rented sector

The Landbay Rental Index is set to launch later this month, promising to offer a more advanced insight into the UK's...

18 September 2015

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Connells launches first property investment event

Connells Residential, one of the UK’s largest estate agencies, is launching Invest Fest – its first ever event dedicated to property...

18 September 2015

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Speed-dating investment advert hits screens

Residential property investment platform Property Partner has launched a major advertisement campaign using a speed-dating theme to attract more investors.  The platform...

11 September 2015

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David Vieira, Go Commercial Finance Ltd

Q: Who Are Go Commercial Finance & why did you set up Go Commercial Finance? Go Commercial Finance is a true, whole...

09 September 2015

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Common mistakes made when purchasing a BTL property

According to the latest Bank of England figures, the huge hike in buy-to-let landlords in the UK has led to a...

09 September 2015

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There’s buoyancy in buy-to-let, but be sure to do your homework

As the summer months come to a close, and some of us prepare for a few months of hibernation, the opposite...

03 September 2015

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How higher rate taxpayers can avoid the 'George Osborne Penalty'

At the last budget the Chancellor announced that from 2017 he was phasing out higher rate tax relief on the interest...

03 September 2015

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Marsden Building Society expands buy-to-let mortgage range

The range of buy-to-let mortgages available to Marsden Building Society’s semi-exclusive partners is being extended, the firm has revealed. The new products...

03 September 2015

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Scottish towns lead the way for pensioner buy-to-lets

According to new research from Keepmoat, Brandon is the most profitable destination for retirees looking to invest their pension funds in...

03 September 2015

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Younger generation keen to join the 'buy-to-let party'

Almost half of 18-39 year-olds believe that purchasing a buy-to-let property is the best investment opportunity available at the moment, according...

21 August 2015

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Newcastle enters buy-to-let market

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services (NBSIS) has this month announced its entry into the buy-to-let (BTL) market with a range of...

21 August 2015

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Is the market too hot to buy good value buy-to-let?

There’s an argument that the property market in the UK right now is too buoyant for many investors to make money...

28 July 2015

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More evidence that landlords will increase rents in light of Summer Budget

More than half of landlords say they are likely to increase rents to cover the cutting of mortgage interest relief announced...

28 July 2015

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Assess and evaluate existing portfolios to identify new opportunities

Obtaining expert sale, purchase and letting support is imperative for landlords investing in a property portfolio. A key element is to identify...

28 July 2015

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Landlords increasingly turning to brokers to arrange BTL mortgages

Some 69% of landlords arranged their last buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage through an intermediary or broker, according to research by the National...

28 July 2015

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Crowdfunder claims £6m invested in buy-to-let property in six months

Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner has reported that investors have ploughed more than £6 million into buy-to-let property during the website's...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors to consider rent rises after Budget

Research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows that in the wake of this month's Summer Budget, over two thirds of...

21 July 2015

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Fastest rent rises on record, say agents

Average rents in England and Wales accelerated at a faster rate in June than in any other month on record, according...

21 July 2015

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Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.   Reach...

06 July 2015

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New crowdfunding opportunity based around property investment

Quanta is the latest property crowdfunding opportunity to hit the headlines. It is looking to raise £3 million by offering UK...

26 June 2015

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Student property portal for agents and private landlords launches

An online property letting portal that aims to help landlords and letting agents reach students seeking private accommodation in university cities...

19 June 2015

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New buy-to-let products for Hinckley & Rugby and Teachers

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Buy to Let offset mortgage through London & Country. The mortgage is a 2.65...

19 June 2015

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Pensioners opting for property as an investment, says IP Global

A new report has claimed that pensioners in the UK now have more investment opportunities than ever before thanks to the...

19 June 2015

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‘Majority of tenants are satisfied with their landlord’

Some 81% of tenants surveyed by buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages said they are satisfied with their current landlord. The majority of tenants...

19 June 2015

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Aldermore Bank cuts two-year fixed rate mortgages

Aldermore, a retail bank which specialises in providing financial services to small and medium sized businesses, has cut its buy-to-let range...

19 June 2015

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Axis Bank completes on first two buy-to-let deals

The first two buy-to-let mortgages for Axis Bank have been successfully brokered by Mortgages for Business. The deals, processed for a London-based...

12 June 2015

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New property investment portal launches

Buy2Let.com, which gives first-time investors looking to acquire a buy-to-let property the opportunity to search online for their ideal purchase, has...

05 June 2015

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Mortgage brokers report strong demand for landlord business

Mortgage brokers are seeing stable or growing levels of demand from landlord and property investor clients.  Paragon Mortgages’ latest Financial Advisor Confidence...

29 May 2015

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‘Landlords and investors changing approach to borrowing’

Landlords and property investors are changing their approach on how to finance borrowing, according to Mortgages for Business. A recent survey carried...

29 May 2015

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Rents hit all-time record high

The latest Buy-to-Let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents throughout England and Wales increased by 4.6%...

27 May 2015

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Buy-to-Let flat crowdfunds in just 35 minutes

A property listed on residential crowdfunding platform Property Partner reached its funding target in a record 35 minutes, the website has...

27 May 2015

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Landlord mortgage arrears at lowest point since 2008

The number of buy-to-let mortgages over three months in arrears fell to 11,900 cases by the end of 2014, according to...

22 May 2015

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Reduced rates from Accord Buy-to-Let

This week Accord Buy-To-Let announced the reduction of rates on its two-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.15% for landlord borrowers with...

22 May 2015

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Index highlights record amount of buy-to-let mortgage products

There was an average of 839 buy-to-let mortgage products from 31 active lenders on the market in Q1 2015, up 21...

20 May 2015

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Lending for buy-to-let mortgages on the up

Buy-to-let lending in Q1 2015 went up by almost 20% year-on-year, dramatically outpacing residential lending which increased by 1.6%, new analysis...

20 May 2015

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Simply Business

Q: What does it say on your business card? Anthony O’Toole – Affiliate Manager Q: Who are Simply Business? Simply Business are an online...

24 April 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

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