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Landlords and Tenants in it Together

Created on 04 December 2012.

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 ...

Need to Move from Consent to Lease

Created on 10 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... landlords and unless you have a current buy to let mortgage they would deem you to be a first time landlord. A lot of clients often tell us that they are also under a lot of duress and pressure by their ...

First Time Buyer Purchases hits 2 year high

Created on 10 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... for this may be attributed to the increase in stamp duty causing some landlords to pull back from the market. This has resulted in short-term competition for properties reducing. Historically, landlords ...

Expats, Mortgages and Foreign Currency

Created on 07 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... mortgages and not currently buy to let deals in the UK which will be a relief to expats looking to become UK landlords. The EU rules were initially intended to affect buy to let mortgages as well, but ...

Could interest rates be cut even further?

Created on 25 September 2015. Posted in Live News

... landlords. Nobody should rely entirely on what they believe will happen to interest rates based on the global economy but look at their own circumstances. Borrowers should speak to professional advisers ...

The shifting rules of buy to let

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to see such strong growth in the UK buy-to-let market in recent years, which is great news for landlords. Many small landlords have seen strong rental income with fewer so-called void ...

Expat landlords shrug off Budget changes

Created on 30 July 2015. Posted in Live News

... in the rest of the country too. Rents are rising strongly across all regions and landlords are diving into new property purchases creating a solid market. It is why British expats are still as keen ...

Nationwide axes foreign currency mortgages

Created on 25 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... buy to let deals in the UK which will be a relief to expats looking to become UK landlords. The EU rules were initially intended to affect buy to let mortgages as well but in they were exempted among ...

Buy to let booms 13% in a year

Created on 14 May 2015. Posted in Live News

Buy-to-let is booming. That’s what the latest figures from the Bank of England tells us anyway with a 13 per cent year on year growth. We believe this is fantastic news for current and aspiring landlords ...

Is this the best time ever to get a mortgage?

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... including economic uncertainty in the Eurozone to low interest rates at home. In particular buy to let mortgage rates have plummeted to their lowest levels ever. Buy-to-let landlords take out a different ...

Will the general election affect my mortgage?

Created on 06 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... the sale of buy-to-let homes and allocate a certain number to first-time buyers. This is a radical shift from current laissez –faire policy and would come as part of a wider crackdown on landlords by ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... much talk about how savers will invest their new freed pension pots to pay for their remaining years. With the British obsession with housing and rising house prices, buy-to-let landlords are a big ...

Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... by 360 landlords against the lender increasing the cost on 6,700 mortgage deals. The customers failed. Borrowers should remember the standard variable rate is a rate set at the lender’s discretion.  ...

What are the Problems Facing Expats Landlords?

Created on 22 April 2014. Posted in Live News

Since the credit crunch banks have cracked down on many areas of specialist lending. High street lenders consolidated their lending operations and cut back on anything they did not see as essential ...

Landlords look to buy more properties

Created on 10 February 2014. Posted in Live News

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. Posted in Live News

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 ...

With the Credit Squeeze in the Rear View Mirror - What's Happening in the Rental Market?

Created on 07 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... tracker rates despite no movement in the bank of England base rate causing higher mortgage repayments directly impacting landlords’ business. Alongside this, the markets are continuing volatility represent ...

Lenders Finally Crack Down on 'Accidental' Landlords

Created on 04 November 2013. Posted in Live News

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. 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 ...

Sky-high deposits Force More People To Rent

Created on 17 June 2013. Posted in Live News

... such as Help to Buy that aims to introduce more 5 per cent deposits into the market. The rise in rental demand is good news for buy-to-let landlords who can rely on rising rents and fewer void periods ...