Category: Buy-to-let

Under the government’s reforms, the age threshold for the Shared Room Rate (SRR) in Housing Benefit is due to increase from 25 to 35 from…

This will offer landlords and managing agents the security and peace of mind that rents will be paid on time, every month, for the duration…

TBMC’s Landlord Profile Tracking Index for Q3 2010 highlight several positive signs for the sector, including: • An increase in both loan size and loan-to-value…

No slowdown in tenant demand

Paragon Group’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) Trends quarterly report showed that 36% of landlords reported rising levels of tenant demand during the period, compared to…

This is according to the latest Worldwide Property Group confidence tracker survey. Of those questioned, 64% said that they are benefiting from the continuing low…

Rising rents hit record high

This is according to the latest buy-to-let index from LSL Property Services. In September, UK rents rose to £689, surpassing those seen in August 2008,…

Paragon’s Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking report, a panel-based survey of intermediaries, found that, on average, buy-to-let accounted for 17% of mortgage intermediary business during the…

The changes to existing products: Two-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage, reduced from 4.99% to 4.79%, 70% LTV and with a 2.50% fee. Two-year fixed rate…

The new product is aimed specifically at borrowers who believe that interest rates will remain at their current low level for the immediate future. The…

BM Solutions cuts BTL rates

A statement from the lender said the reductions were part of business as usual and affected both the buy-to-let and “House 2 House” product ranges.…