We provide specialist mortgage advice for landlords. Our teams of experts regularly write articles on buy-to-let, which you can find below.

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Kate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts appearing on BBC, ITV, Radio 4 and 5Live and is often quoted in the national press. Kate has authored over 10 books including four for Which? and has property columns in various magazines and newspapers.

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Brian Murphy has over 25 years of financial services experience and is the head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, often appearing on national television, radio and in national press.


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30,000 fine for landlords in 2017

With a long overdue crackdown on poor landlords that give a bad reputation to the ‘good guys’, probably the biggest fine we’ve seen so far is on the horizon.

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2017

New year, new higher rental income

New year is a time when people tend to take stock of personal, business and financial matters and it’s when many landlords review their portfolio, checking how well it has performed over the past 12 months

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John Hammond

Is the Government Completely Anti the Private Rented Sector

Any landlord or property investor who has watched and listened closely to the budgets over the last few years and keeps up to date with the 400+ rules and regulations, will feel that the good work done in looking after tenants properly isn’t being appreciated by the Government much, if at all.

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renting

What you need to know about voids

A ‘void’ is the period when a property lies empty between tenancies and is therefore not generating any rental income. Voids are regarded as one of the biggest things that can negatively impact a landlord’s profits and, unfortunately, they’re almost impossible to completely avoid. 

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landlords cashflow

The Importance of Cash Flow for Landlords

While every landlord would love to make money from their property through both capital growth and rental profit, many tell me that their primary investment goal is capital growth over time. 

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rental properties

Whats happening to rents post-Brexit

The media is currently putting out a lot of mixed messages about the property market. This is partly down to the different way rental and price reports measure the market and the timing they capture their data.

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houses in london

New Lord Mayor plans for housing and the PRS in London

With the recent Brexit vote, the subsequent Conservative reshuffle that included a change of Prime Minister and the current Labour leadership contest, it’s easy to forget that on the 7th May this year, we also had a new London Mayor, Labour’s Sadiq Khan.

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Councils warned not to wait for bailiffs before re-housing people

There has been much written recently suggesting private sector landlords of being the main reason for homelessness. The Crisis homelessness monitor for England (2016) states: “As a proportion of all statutory homelessness acceptances, loss of a private tenancy therefore increased from 11 per cent in 2009/10 to 29 per cent in 2014/15.”

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