Buy to let: is it still worth it?

Pensions versus investing in property is an age-old dilemma for those facing retirement, but as the government clamps downs on landlords’ tax perks, buy to let may finally be losing its lustre

Is an interest-only mortgage suitable at my age?

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Question and Answer

There are a number of issues to consider in determining whether this mortgage term and structure will be right for you. These include how long you expect to keep the property and to carry on working.

Are you a 'pension pot' landlord or an 'accidental' landlord? Nearly half of buy to let owners use property to fund retirement

Friday, 12 October 2018 | News

Nearly half of buy to let (BTL) homeowners are ‘pension pot landlords’ according to estate agent Your Move.

Labour plans to double council tax on holiday homes

Monday, 24 September 2018 | News

Owners of holiday homes could face a new £560 million tax bill under new proposals set out by Labour.

Exit of 'amateur' landlords could boost private pension pots by £28bn

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

With one in five (19%) amateur buy-to-let landlords planning to sell up in the next five years, as much as £28 billion could be released and added to their pension pots, according to analysis of tax and housing data.

Growing trend of renting second homes

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

An interesting trend reported by Hamptons is the rise of people renting second homes.

Buy-to-let is the 'elephant in the room' of the housing crisis

Monday, 25 June 2018 | News

Low stock, poor planning and buy-to-let investing are the biggest issues facing the housing market, according to new research from think tank Onward.

Landlords head north to enjoy better returns

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

Rents continue to go up at a steady pace across the UK, with larger increases in the South West and East of England. 

Buy-to-let landlords get cold feet

Monday, 21 May 2018 | News

Landlords are retreating from the property market and over half of UK investors no longer see it as a good investment, two new surveys have revealed.

Government moves closer to lettings fee ban

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | News

A new Bill has been introduced into Parliament to bring an end to lettings fees across England and help save tenants millions of pounds in unfair charges.

Rental supply crisis could see prices move higher

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

A fall in the supply of rental properties ahead of the introduction of energy efficiency standards for homes could push rent costs higher in 2018, says Arla Propertymark.