Category: Buy-to-let

Initially, up to 70% of the current value of the property can be advanced. Once the works have been completed, 70% of the after works…

Inventories are crucial

With landlords facing increased rental arrears and void periods, the last thing they want is a further drain on their finances. But by not taking…

The buy-to-let sector has been one of the biggest casualties of the last two years, with 93% of all deals disappearing in that time. Landlords…

Red tape will deter buyers

The Tenant Services Authority has announced plans to introduce a new “regulatory framework for social housing”, which details the standards required of landlords. This new…

Rental supply falls

Countrywide Residential Lettings (CRL) surveyed more than 200 of its UK-wide offices and in the three months to October CRL saw the number of new…

Commenting, he said: “There has been much speculation about how buy-to-let would perform in weak economic conditions and the sector has proved that it is…

Buy-to-let back on its feet

Commenting, Ian Potter, operations manager of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), said: “ARLA’s statistics show that landlords have increased their average number of…

NLA vice-chairman steps down

John Socha joined the Small Landlords Association (SLA) in 1996 and became its Chairman in 2000. In 2003 he was instrumental in taking the decision…

Buy-to-let market grows

At £2.1 billion, lending was 10% higher than in the previous three months. The third quarter also saw a similar first increase in two years…

The Society has also unveiled a 5 year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage at 6.29% up to 65% LTV. Both tiers of this new product have…