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.

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.