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Coventry for Intermediaries reduces BTL two-year fixed rates by 0.2%

Monday 11th December 2017

Coventry for Intermediaries has cut rates on its two-year fixed buy-to-let range by 0.2%, with rates now starting from 1.49%. New two-year fixed rate deals include a 50% loan-to-value (LTV) deal at 1...


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First-time buyers offered chance to get foot on the property ladder through BTL

Monday 11th December 2017

First-time buyers will no longer have to own a residential property in order to access finance from Barclays to invest in the buy-to-let market, after the bank extended its buy-to-let range to enable applications from those acquiring their first property and non-owner occupiers...


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Accidental landlords add 80,000 rented homes to the market

Monday 11th December 2017

A slower sales market in the south of England has revived the accidental landlord as more people chose to rent their properties out this year instead of waiting for a sale, according to the latest Countrywide plc Monthly Lettings Index show...


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Four in 10 homes bought under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords

Monday 11th December 2017

Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared her belief in a ‘property-owning democracy’ and introduced Right to Buy in 1980, the UK was converted into a country that saw houses as something to make money from, not just to live in, as illustrated by the buy-to-let boom of recent years that has fed the stereotype that Brits are obsessed with property...


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Whopping fine should ‘serve as a warning to any other rogue landlords’

Friday 8th December 2017

A rogue landlord in Newmarket who exposed tenants to ‘significant risk’ has been ordered to pay almost £33,000 after being found guilty in court...


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New auction platform allows prospective tenants to bid for rental properties online

Friday 8th December 2017

A new online property auction platform is launching that enables estate agents to add an auction element to both sales and letting. LetsBid Property’s software is now available to all sales and letting agents and is ready to integrate with their websites, presenting applicants, including prospective tenants, with an opportunity to bid for rental properties, as well as those for sale, online...


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BTL sector is becoming the preserve of experienced long-term investors

Friday 8th December 2017

A combination of tax reform and stricter regulation for landlords is slowing the growth of the private rented sector (PRS), despite its value hitting a new high, according to the latest edition of Kent Reliance’s Buy to Let Britain report...


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BTL landlords continue to benefit from ‘healthy capital growth and high yields’

Friday 8th December 2017

Investment in buy-to-let continues to outperform most major asset classes, at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility. Despite the government’s decision to introduce a number of measures to curb the growth of buy-to-let landlords, many people believe that buy-to-let remains an attractive income investment...


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Principality reduces mortgage rates to help ‘customers prosper’

Thursday 7th December 2017

Principality Building Society has reignited the mortgage rate war by reducing rates across some of its buy-to-let mortgage products. The lender said it was shaving up to 0...


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Landlords face emergency repair price hike over Christmas period

Thursday 7th December 2017

Private landlords could be charged up to 50% more for an emergency repair call out over the Christmas period, compared to the rest of the year, a new report claims...


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