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”.

No let-up for landlords

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | Article

New tax rules mean that buy to let is no longer so attractive to investors.We look at the impact on landlords and what can be done to soften the blow.

One in seven tenants bends the rules

Thursday, 22 September 2016 | News

One in seven renters has broken one or more rules of their tenancy agreement, new research has revealed.