Buy to let landlord with four or more properties? How to beat tough new lending criteria

Buy to let landlords with four or more properties have been warned to prepare now for new rules, which will result in stricter lending criteria – and higher mortgage rates.  

Ask the experts: Will I pay income tax or capital gains tax on cash I got for extending a lease?

Friday, 18 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Income tax will not be due, but I’m afraid you will owe CGT on the money you have received.

Buy to let still popular among Moneywise users despite tax hikes

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Three in 10 (32%) buy to let landlords have kept all their rental properties and plan to do so for now, according to the results of a new Moneywise poll.

House prices may be slowing but investors still favour buy to let

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

House prices in the three months to April 2017 were 0.2% lower than in the preceding quarter, according to Halifax – the first quarterly drop since November 2012 – but new research reveals that Brits’ love affair with...

Can we transfer our jointly owned property to my name for tax purposes?

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Question and Answer

My husband and I own a buy-to-let property as joint tenants. I am about to become a non-taxpayer, whereas he is a higher-rate taxpayer.

Letting agent fees ban moves a step closer

Monday, 10 April 2017 | News

Plans to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants have moved a step closer with the government launching an industry consultation on the move.

London feels the impact of new Airbnb rule

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | News

A cap on the number of nights that landlords in London can let out their properties through Airbnb could hit London’s tourist industry, according to new research.

Tougher times ahead for buy-to-let investors

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 | Article

If 2016 was the year the government decided to act decisively against buy-to-let (BTL) property investment, it ended with indications that the death of the BTL market had been greatly exaggerated.

Estate agents predict ‘no property Armageddon’ in 2017

Thursday, 08 December 2016 | News

House price inflation will remain low and the number of transactions will remain steady in the year ahead, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has predicted.

Landlords set up companies to beat tax hikes

Friday, 02 December 2016 | News

Many landlords are preparing for government tax changes by placing their property portfolios within limited companies, a new study has revealed.

Autumn Statement 2016: Ban on letting agents' fees

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

The Chancellor has announced a ban on letting agents charging tenants fees, which will come into effect “as soon as possible”.