Buy to Let


Are you ready to become a landlord?

An essential guide for people considering a move into the buy-to-let market.

Mortgages | 22 Apr 2014

West Midlands leads surge in £500k + properties

Signs of a housing boom emerging outside London and the South East have continued with a surge in high value properties across the rest of the UK.

First Time Buyer | 22 Apr 2014

Tenants put off by too much Ikea furniture - survey

Buying furniture from Ikea may be a cheap way of kitting out your rental property, but it could put off potential tenants.

Buy to Let | 17 Apr 2014

Mortgage lending up by a third, but new rules could put brakes on flying market

Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buying Process | 17 Apr 2014

House prices up 9.1% in a year - ONS

UK house prices increased by 9.1 per cent in the year to February 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Buy to Let | 15 Apr 2014

Property asking prices in south at all-time high

Asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, according to property website Rightmove.

Buy to Let | 14 Apr 2014

Why pension reform will not spark a buy-to-let bubble

Radical pension reforms have sparked talk of a buy-to-let bubble. But property expert Giles Beswick says we are unlikely to see a flood of retirees heading to their local estate agencies.

Buy to Let | 11 Apr 2014

New homes 'desperately needed' to stem rising prices

The UK desperately needs to build new homes to stem the surge in house prices, an industry body has warned.

First Time Buyer | 10 Apr 2014

BLOG: Why amateur property investors shouldn’t go it (totally) alone

Roly Weaver started investing in UK property in 2002. By 2008, the income from his property portfolio exceeded his salary. In a message to novice investors, he reveals the benefits of building a support system of experts.

Buy to Let | 09 Apr 2014
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Scotland home to fastest rising rents

Rents are rising faster in Scotland than any other area of the UK, according to estate agency Countrywide.

Buy to Let | 08 Apr 2014

House prices fall 1.1% in March - Halifax

UK house prices fell month-on-month in March, but were up compared to levels this time last year, according to Halifax.

First Time Buyer | 04 Apr 2014

Nationwide: UK house prices up 10% year-on-year

UK house prices have risen by nearly 10 per cent in a year, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

First Time Buyer | 02 Apr 2014

BLOG: An expert’s warning to all amateur property investors

Roly Weaver started investing in UK property in 2002. By 2008, the income from his property portfolio exceeded his salary. Here, he imparts invaluable advice to novice investors.

Buy to Let | 26 Mar 2014

BLOG: New lenders will shake up buy-to-let

The housing market has undergone a transformation over the past 12 months; the improving economic backdrop and Help to Buy has led to rising transactions in the mortgage market which is great news for intermediaries, lenders and aspiring homeowners.

Buy to Let | 24 Mar 2014
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Buy to let: The natural successor to annuities?

George Osborne's announcement removing the requirement for savers to purchase an annuity at retirement could lead to a buy-to-let boom, according to some commentators.

Annuities | 21 Mar 2014

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