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Category: Blog – Buy to let

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…

BTL

Don’t assume that a deal can’t be done until you’ve checked with a specialist distributor.

The pace of new investment has certainly slowed. And that’s a big worry.

There is a real risk that the layering of measures will be detrimental to those that rely on the sector for a home.

Just when I thought I was out

Bob Hunt is chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services   “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” – so says Michael…

Rob Clifford is chief executive of If I Were You and CENTURY 21 UK   While the latest figures from the Bank of England revealed…

Matt Edwards is managing director of e-Finity Leads   It’s my experience that, when operating in competitive and/or challenging markets, the most successful companies are…

Rate rise ramifications

Peter Williams is executive director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association   The latest minutes from the MPC provide a tangible sign that we are…

Getting in front of LAs

Chris Prior is manager, sales and distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release   A major part of my role is to engage with equity release advisers…