While the headlines about private landlords exiting the sector can sometimes be exaggerated, it is clear that the growth trajectory for private rental has flattened considerably.
It is encouraging that these working groups share a single objective to deliver real, positive change.
More consumers on 5-year deals means fewer clients looking to remortgage and less often.
Be careful what you wish for.
I recently listened to a very good podcast put out by Andrew Montlake of Coreco and featuring three mortgage journalists – one of whom is the Publishing Editor of this very publication.
When it comes to finance options, the market appears to be rosy for landlords.
We continue to see the many and varied ways that short-term loans can be used by property professionals and property developers, and how brokers and lenders should be increasingly focused on developing relationships that help the customer on the short-term journey.
Guarantor loans have rocketed in popularity in the UK over the past few years.
From June 1 2019, the Tenant Fees Act comes into force, in England. For landlords who use agents, it is important to understand the implications, as one possible outcome is that agents could increase fees elsewhere.
Advisers need to consider their clients’ current circumstances alongside their future plans when determining the best solution for them.