Category: Blog – Buy to let

It’s useful to look back at how the market has changed, what it’s learned and how it can put those lessons into practice in the future.

Craig McKinlay Kensington Mortgages

Buy-to-let: saint or sinner?

You only need to type ‘buy-to-let’ and see that one of the first news articles online is questioning whether the market is ‘dead.’

It’s becoming crucial for letting agents to have a back-up plan when it comes to payments and banking.

Paresh Raja is chief executive of Market Financial Solutions.

Buy-to-let lenders prefer the security of a tenant on an assured shorthold tenancy

Even those who do sell up, it is more than likely another landlord will take on the property anyway.

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

As the Bank of England prepares for what many expect to be the first interest rate rise in a decade, the historic decision could prove to be the starting gun for a more rapid increase in rents.

Karen Bennett (pictured) is managing director of Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages The private rented sector (PRS), and in particular buy-to-let (BTL), is in a state of flux with…


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