buy-to-let

Is an interest-only mortgage suitable at my age?

There are a number of issues to consider in determining whether this mortgage term and structure will be right for you. These include how long you expect to keep the property and to carry on working.

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Buy to let: is it still worth it?

Pensions versus investing in property is an age-old dilemma for those facing retirement, but as the government clamps downs on landlords’ tax perks, buy to let may finally be losing its lustre

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The UK's buy-to-let hotspots revealed: student living tops the tables

Despite landlords being hit with a raft of regulations in the past few years there are still plenty of opportunities for investment in the buy-to-let sector, new research suggests.

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Rogue landlords let off the hook after councils fail to prosecute

Most local authorities are failing to prosecute rogue landlords, despite being handed new powers to do so, new figures suggest. 

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MPs blast banks for restrictions on buy-to-let mortgage lending which discriminates against tenants on benefits

MPs have criticised banks for restrictions on mortgage lending to landlords which discriminate against tenants claiming benefits.

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Are you a 'pension pot' landlord or an 'accidental' landlord? Nearly half of buy to let owners use property to fund retirement

Nearly half of buy to let (BTL) homeowners are ‘pension pot landlords’ according to estate agent Your Move.

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Exit of 'amateur' landlords could boost private pension pots by £28bn

With one in five (19%) amateur buy-to-let landlords planning to sell up in the next five years, as much as £28 billion could be released and added to their pension pots, according to analysis of tax and housing data.

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Money makeover: “How can we prepare as a family for the next stage of life?”

We help a couple think about the best options for when their children leave home and they look towards retirement

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Moneywise readers say the government shouldn’t meddle in the rental market

In our online poll we asked Moneywise readers: “Should tenants be offered long-term rental contracts?” and the answer was a clear “No”.

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Buy-to-let products at record levels despite government crackdown on landlords

Prospective buy-to-let landlords are enjoying record levels of mortgage products on offer, despite ongoing pressure and regulation from government.

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