The latest industry mortgage trend figures for the UK confirm that the property market has had a perhaps unexpectedly positive start to the year.
The South East of England has overtaken London as the region with the most buy to let purchases in a calendar year for the first time, according to new research.
Sales and lettings agents in Scotland have hit out at plans to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) from 3% to 4%, saying it will have an adverse effect, particularly for the buy to let sector.
University cities offer some of the highest buy to let yields, making them potentially the most lucrative hotspots for landlords, says new research
Decline has been particularly fast during 2018 and drops have been harshest in London, latest figures from Hamptons International show.
Landlords currently looking for the UK’s best buy-to-let areas should consider locations with a high student population, with yields of up to 12% still achievable if you know where to look, according to new research.
Landlords association tells government to persuade banks to end practice by lenders representing 90% of market
Generation Rent says number of first-time buyers has risen despite landlords’ warnings
Countrywide says landlords spent £12.1 billion buying rental properties in the first half of this year - a full 30 per cent less than three years ago.
More than 177,000 landlords will need licences for their buy-top-let properties under a new scheme which expands on 1 October. And failure to comply with the tough new rules could result in fines of up to £20,000.
Student property remains one of the most lucrative investments available to landlords, with sky-high yields of almost 12% currently on offer.
Harwood Capital, the fund run by JO Hambro founder Christopher Mills, is planning a £175m float of part of its property arm to capitalise on demand for rented homes.
The latest LendInvest buy to let report, which ranks 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based on a combination of four critera, has been released.
Number of new homeowners rose 8% in May as mortgages for landlords dropped 10%
Tory MP says tax breaks for landlords have helped price younger people out of the market and calls for stronger role for councils
Taxes and regulations are knocking the life out of Britain’s buy-to-let market, with the value of mortgages taken out by landlords in March plunging by 20pc compared with the same month of 2017.
MPs want a review of laws surrounding private rental standards, including councils having the right to confiscate buy to let properties from the worst offending landlords.
Some 43 per cent of all stamp duty comes from buy to let investors and holiday home purchasers - and almost half of that is accounted for by the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes, introduced two years ago.
The consumer group Which? says the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards starting next weekend could affect 300,000 buy to let properties.
The wheels have fallen off Britain's buy-to-let housing boom as new taxes and limits on lending stop would-be landlords entering the once-popular market.
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