Letting

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.

Buy to let borrowers feel the squeeze as Barclays increases lending restrictions

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | News

Barclays Bank has announced it will increase its lending affordability criteria for buy to let borrowers, ahead of tax changes that will make property a less attractive investment for investors.

New ways to invest in the property market

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Article

If you’re thinking of investing in residential property in order to generate an income, the good news is that rents are higher than they were a year ago.

New rental market regulation – what landlords and tenants need to know

Friday, 02 October 2015 | News

The 2015 Consumer Protection Act obliges letting agents to publish a comprehensive list of their fees and charges and declare which, if any, client money protection or redress schemes they are affiliated with.

Will increasing my home loans cut my IHT bill on my buy-to-let properties?

Monday, 17 August 2015 | Question and Answer
Inheritance tax is paid if your total estate is worth more than £325,000 when you die.
 

Summer Budget 2015: buy-to-let landlords face slash in tax relief

Thursday, 09 July 2015 | News

Buy-to-let (BTL) landlords will only be able to offset mortgage interest at the basic rate of tax (20%) by 2020, George Osborne has announced.

How to become a buy-to-let landlord

Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Article

Are you tempted to become a landlord? Perhaps you want to put your tax-free pension lump sum to good use or you've just discovered how much your child will be paying in rent at university.

Buy-to-let annual return rises above £111 billion

Thursday, 28 May 2015 | News

Property owned by buy-to-let landlords has reached an estimated total value of £990 billion, set to break through £1 trillion early next year.

Letting agents' fees should be banned says Citizens' Advice

Friday, 27 March 2015 | News
Letting agents should be banned from charging fees to prevent tenants being ripped-off, a new report from Citizens' Advice has urged.
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Can I be a tenant if my daughter takes out a buy-to-let loan?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Question and Answer

There are a couple of possible approaches when a child is looking to help their parent.