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

Metro Bank scraps 'no DSS' lending rules after pressure from government

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | News

Metro Bank is scrapping restrictions on landlords with buy-to-let mortgages from renting to tenants claiming benefits after pressure from the government.

Landlords call for the creation of a dedicated housing court to mediate rental disputes

Friday, 10 May 2019 | News

Landlords are calling for establishment of a properly funded and dedicated housing court to speed up the backlog of cases.

Landlords face £1,095 postcode lottery for licensing fee costs as councils rake in millions

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | News

Private landlords who need to apply for a licensing scheme in Scotland, Wales and some areas of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to charges.

Zoopla bans rental ads that discriminate against benefit claimants

Friday, 15 March 2019 | News

Property website Zoopla has banned adverts that discriminate against renters who claim housing benefit.

Half of landlords wouldn't let to tenants on housing benefits - but the government plans a crackdown

Friday, 01 March 2019 | News

Thousands of households who receive housing benefit face discrimination and being denied access to rental accommodation, a new report suggests. 

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.