Since the last election, housing has featured as one of the top policy stories from both opposition parties and the Government. And when the new cabinet arrived, in the summer of 2016, they were clear that housing would be a number one priority, promising a new housing white paper.Read on
We provide specialist mortgage advice for landlords. Our teams of experts regularly write articles on buy-to-let, which you can find below.
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.
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.
As you may be only too well aware, over the last couple of years, the Government has passed various pieces of legislation targeting landlords’ profits, through increasing the cost of letting and capping tax relief.Read on
Will the new government white paper's stance of fixing the broken housing market impact on buy to let
A few weeks ago, the government launched its new housing strategy for England, but what impact could this have on the buy to let sector?Read on
Now that both the cost of letting and taxation have increased for landlords, many are taking some time to review their portfolio, to see how these costs can be mitigated.Read on
When a tenant’s personal circumstances change, it may not occur to them to let their managing agent or landlord know, especially as it may be quite a stressful time.Read on
Are you weighing up the pros and cons of investing in a 'ready to go' property or a 'project property' that needs renovating.Read on
If you can spare some time between Christmas and New Year, you should take care of these three jobs, to ensure you are prepared for the future, following recent tax and regulation changes.Read on
We all love to have a good Christmas and New Year, but it can be a source of tension for landlords and tenants if the ground rules haven’t been laid and a polite reminder given to tenants about what they can and can’t do over the festive periodRead on
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.Read on
Under the Immigration Act 2014, the Right to Rent scheme was rolled out across England on 1st February 2016, requiring every new tenant to be checked before any tenancy agreement is signed, to ensure they are legally entitled to be in the UK.Read on
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have suggested that Theresa May needs to “get out [her] hard hat” as they estimate the UK faces 1.8 million shortage of rental properties.Read on
Read here to find out what a deduction in the bank rate means for landlords and their finances.Read on
At the end of 2015, we normally see various property price forecasts come through to guide us on how the market might perform in the following year.Read on