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.

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.