In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let market, implying its rapid growth was leaving first-time buyers competing with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market.
The housing market has been predicted to slow down for quite some time now, but this just isn’t the case according to a forecast produced by Rightmove,
Lettings agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants “as soon as possible” under plans announced in the previous Autumn Statement.
The security deposits that tenants leave with their landlords or their letting agents will be reduced from 6 weeks to 1 months’
The proportion of landlords intending to take out commercial loans to fund their property purchases has doubled over the last 18 months as they look for ways to avoid the impact of forthcoming changes to landlord taxation.
Rental prices look set to increase faster than house prices over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The government has stepped in to clear up misunderstandings emerging from the Housing White Paper following its high profile call for longer tenancies in the private rental sector.
Few landlords are keen to wade into the bewildering world of tax return allowances but by dipping your toe in,
Whether you’re an experienced landlord who has been managing a portfolio of properties for many years, or a new landlord about to advertise your first “buy to let” understanding your legal obligations as a landlord helps you to protect your investment,
Buy-to-let mortgage rates were largely unaffected by a sharp increase in swap rates in the final quarter of 2016, but this is unlikely to remain the case in 2017,