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What are the Problems Facing Expats Landlords?

Created on 22 April 2014.

Since the credit crunch banks have cracked down on many areas of specialist lending.

Landlords look to buy more properties

Created on 10 February 2014.

We are pleased to see that one third of landlords are looking to expand their rental portfolios in the next 12 months. The latest BM Solutions/ BDRC Continental Landlord Panel, a key barometer of the sector, ...

Tenant demand set to grow again in 2014

Created on 06 January 2014.

We are pleased to report that landlords can expect another good year as more tenants flood on to the market. An LSL Property Services study shows nearly 60 per cent of landlords expect greater tenant demand ...

Lenders Finally Crack Down on 'Accidental' Landlords

Created on 04 November 2013.

Thousands who let their property without telling their mortgage company face 'serious risk'. Mortgage lenders are launching a tough new crackdown on thousands of so-called 'accidental landlords' who let ...

North West Outstrips Central London For Rental Returns

Created on 25 August 2013.

Landlords from the North West are enjoying the highest rental returns in England at 6%, figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents show.

40% of Landlords Increase Rents

Created on 22 May 2013.

Four in 10 landlords increased their rents in the last year and just 7% have lowered them. The rent report, compiled by research agency BDRC Continental and property consultancy Allsop LLP, interviewed ...

Landlords Receive Highest Level of Rents Since November

Created on 21 May 2013.

Rents in April increased to the highest level since November 2012, the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services has revealed. The average rent in England and Wales has risen by 0.2% since March, ...

More Tenants Paying Rent On Time, says Countrywide

Created on 21 April 2013.

More tenants are paying their rents on time this year, according to new research by Countrywide Letting Agents. The Countrywide Quarterly Letting Index shows that rental payment arrears fell in the first ...

Mansion Tax Extension Debated

Created on 18 February 2013.

The Liberal Democrats are to consider the extension of their ‘mansion tax’ policy to include multiple properties. This could mean that those with second homes, holiday lets and buy-to-let properties may ...

Landlords Feeling Less 'Bullish' About 2013

Created on 25 January 2013.

Confidence in the 2013 buy-to-let market among landlords is apparently less ‘bullish’, according to a survey by Upad. This comes as the amount of landlords feeling optimistic about the private rental sector ...

Landlords Remortgage Buy-To Let Properties to Expand Their Portfolios

Created on 17 January 2013.

The total value of Buy-To-Let Mortgages reached £4.2m as the number of landlords remortgaging complex buy-to-let properties increased by 2% last year, according to research by Mortgages for Business. Similarly, ...

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 16 January 2013.

The average deposit required to purchase a property in England and Wales is £26,500, according to the finding of the Castle Trust. Looking at the 30 biggest cities and regions, the research found the average ...

Rise in High LTV Mortgages Expected in Q1

Created on 04 January 2013.

Mortgage applications for higher LTVs (Loan to Value) are predicted to rise in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Credit Conditions Survey conducted by the Bank of England.

British Expat in South Asia

Created on 04 October 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... mortgage on SVR. I am looking to remortgage my property on a buy-to-let product. I pay taxes and get paid in local currency in Pakistan. If there are any competitive remortgage deals available for British ...

UK Expat Mortgages in Qatar

Created on 05 July 2017. Posted in Live News

... finance for borrowers living and working in Qatar. We continue to assist those looking to purchase and re-mortgage U.K. Property on a residential and buy to let basis. As expatriate mortgage specialists, ...

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Live News

... and is reportedly in talks to form a coalition. There are currently many stories of those currently in the process of buying or selling a home wishing to pause for several weeks until the country’s future ...

The Uncertain Aftermath of the 2017 Election

Created on 13 June 2017. Posted in Uncategorised

... said he is ‘ready to serve’ and is reportedly in talks to form a coalition. There are currently many stories of those currently in the process of buying or selling a home wishing to pause for several ...

Expat in Singapore

Created on 10 May 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I am living In Singapore and need mortgage in UK for UK property. Is this something that you assist with? Many thanks, Ayyaz   Ask the Specialist response: Hi Ayyaz. Thanks for ...

Expat in Malaysia Buying New Build Flat

Created on 25 March 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, Do you provide any buy-to-let mortgages that are based solely on rental income rather than affordability? I'm looking for 60% on a £325K new build completing in August. I'm a UK citizen based in ...

Motivation to Remortgage Highest Since 2008

Created on 07 March 2017. Posted in Live News

... they could enjoy a rate reduction of 0.81%, which has the potential to reduce their outgoings, rather than increase them. These are just averages, too; with our mortgage Best Buys showcasing fixed rates ...