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Pensions Uncertainty Could Lead Retirees to Mortgage Market

Created on 14 October 2013. Posted in Live News

... tax regime makes people turn to other investments to secure their retirement income and chief among them is always property. UK residential and buy-to-let property has in the past, proved a long-term stable ...

Banks Get Moving With Government Lending Schemes

Created on 07 September 2013. Posted in Live News

... homeowners and greater sense of optimism in UK property. As a buy-to-let investment, first home purchase or scaling up to your dream house our mortgage brokers are here to help. We can explain the ...

North West Outstrips Central London For Rental Returns

Created on 25 August 2013. Posted in Live News

Landlords from the North West are enjoying the highest rental returns in England at 6%, figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents show. And while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... and builders to thrash out the details. Chancellor George Osborne has already signalled his intention to ban people from using it for second homes or buy-to-let deals after early criticism. The Council ...

Renters Suffer Inflation More than Homeowners

Created on 17 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... through price growth. If you are looking to become a buy-to-let landlord the average rental yield is hovering around 6 per cent, according to Paragon Mortgages. Whether a landlord or first-time buyer ...

Sky-high deposits Force More People To Rent

Created on 17 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... given up on the prospect of owning a property and this rises to 43 per cent among 40-45 year olds. Buy-to-let The Halifax research shows major problems facing first-time buyers despite Government schemes ...

40% of Landlords Increase Rents

Created on 22 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... a growing demand for big buy-to-let mortgages. The average house price in the capital has just sailed passed the £500,000 mark and with rents rising even more quickly it could be a good bet. Half ...

Landlords Receive Highest Level of Rents Since November

Created on 21 May 2013. Posted in Live News

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, ...

Size Is Not Everything With Buy-to-Let

Created on 29 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... flat in Nottingham recently sold for £51,000 and is providing a rental yield of 6.9%. With rents rising, arrears falling and some significantly improved buy-to-let mortgage products compared to those available ...

More Tenants Paying Rent On Time, says Countrywide

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... 4.5% of all stock, a 1.2% annual improvement. The data is a boost to buy-to-let landlords with rents remaining stable and on an upward trend while tenants paying their rent on time. It shows a maturing ...

Building societies offer better mortgage rates than banks

Created on 20 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... 33 out  of 40 of the best deals across fixed, variable and buy-to-let come from building societies. It shows a big increase from 18 out of 40 recorded in 2008. Best buy building society mortgage ...

Mortgage Lenders Cut Rates

Created on 03 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... – fixed, variable and buy-to-let - are currently 3.26 per cent compared with 6.2 per cent in 2008 and lower than the 3.81 per cent in October 2012, when the Government's Funding for Lending scheme, which ...

Mansion Tax Extension Debated

Created on 18 February 2013. Posted in Live News

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 ...

Promising signs of recovery for mortgage market

Created on 16 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... first-time buyer loans. The research is released in the same week that figures on Buy-to-let lending show they accounted for 11.5% of total gross mortgage lending in 2012, up from 9.8% in 2011, the Council ...

Landlords Feeling Less 'Bullish' About 2013

Created on 25 January 2013. Posted in Live News

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 ...

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 18 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... the popularity of buy-to-let mortgages increase in London and the South East, young would-be buyers looking to live near expensive areas may find the rental sector a cheaper alternative to coming up with ...

Landlords Remortgage Buy-To Let Properties to Expand Their Portfolios

Created on 17 January 2013. Posted in Live News

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, ...

Rise in High LTV Mortgages Expected in Q1

Created on 04 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... did report they expect a rise in buy-to-let and prime loans in Q1 of 2013, despite decreases by some lenders. This could lead to an increase trend of high LTV buy-to-let mortgages.  ...

Landlords and Tenants in it Together

Created on 04 December 2012. Posted in Live News

According to the trade magazine Mortgage Solutions, lenders are increasingly unlikely to offer a mortgage to landlords whose tenants are on benefits. With the economic climate as it is this may not be ...

London prepares for rental market boom

Created on 27 November 2012. Posted in Live News

A new independent research paper by Professor Michael Ball at the University of Reading, entitled Renting in London: The Coming Boom, claims that the lack of housing supply in the capital is expected to ...