Andrew Turner

From June 1st, there are a range of fees that agents and landlords will no longer be able to charge tenants for.

Changes in buy-to-let have caused landlords to chase opportunities for better yields.

Buy to let changes for 2019

There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores.

Landlords with tenancies pre-dating October 2015, have been warned of changes to section 21 eviction rules, which take effect from October 1 2018.

If they don’t make the changes they face being unable to let them out under new tenancies, without an appropriate exemption.

Speculation is rife that another base rate rise could occur as soon as May, although rumours have been proven wrong before.

Now is a good time for landlords to take stock of their businesses and to establish what they want to achieve in 2018

What will the Autumn Budget Statement have in store for buy-to-let landlords?

Landlords should plan for the limitations that a 12-month contract might impose upon them.

In the long term, bricks and mortar will commonly achieve capital growth.