Buy to let further afield - could it work for you?

Deterred by property prices in your neighbourhood? We explore the pros and cons of investing in buy to let hundreds of miles from where you live.

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. 

Crackdown on rogue letting agents launched

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 | News

Almost nine million private tenants and leasehold homeowners in England will benefit from more protection from unscrupulous rogue letting and managing agents, according to new government proposals.

Landlords face new raft of tax hikes and other expenses

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | News

Landlords are set to feel the pinch next month as the next phase of the government crackdown on buy to let comes into effect.

Buy-to-let investing shouldn’t replace a sound pension plan

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

“I can only last another 10 years in this job,” says my friend over dinner. “How much retirement income will I get from the state?”