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.

Why holiday homes are the new buy to let

Monday, 01 August 2016 | Article

Last year saw some nasty, unexpected surprises for the country’s estimated two million landlords.

How to be a property investor: Understanding property taxes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Article

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a one-off tax that you pay when you buy a property in the UK. It's set in tiers depending on the price of the property.

How to be a property investor: Taxes for buy-to-let investors

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Article

In the sixth article in our How to be a property investor series we explain the heavier tax burden that existing and prospective landlords need to consider.

How to be a property investor: Letting a property

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Article

Buy-to-let isn’t as easy as it seems. Not only do landlords have to deal with the financial side of their business, but the day-to-day management of properties and tenants too.

Landlords to get £27.5m payout from West Bromwich

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | News

Thousands of landlords will be refunded about £27.5 million after West Bromwich Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of West Bromwich Building Society, was found guilty of unfairly upping the rate on its buy-to-let tracker...

How can I pay tax on the buy-to-let property I bought with my son?

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 | Question and Answer

Jointly owned buy-to-let properties don’t qualify to form a partnership. As a result, the share of any profit or loss arising from the property normally falls in line with how much of the property you own.

If we buy our daughter a flat, what can we do if she fails to repay us?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Article

My wife and I would like to use this inheritance to buy our daughter a flat.We’ve seen a suitable place for £270,000 and we can afford to pay in cash.The plan is for her to pay us back at a rate of £500 a month.

Budget 2016: Double blow to buy-to-let landlords

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

The Chancellor has confirmed that the 3% higher rate of stamp duty for those purchasing additional residential properties – such as second homes and buy-to-let properties – will come into force on 1 April 2016.

Councils given £5 million to tackle rogue landlords

Friday, 22 January 2016 | News

Rogue landlords face a crackdown after the government has announced it will hand out £5 million worth of funding to help councils take them on.