Category: Buy-to-let

Buy-to-lose?

This year’s Pre-Budget Report contained some important changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) regime that will affect buy-to-let (BTL) investors. So what do brokers…

Buy-to-let or buy to regret?

Not a day seems to go by without someone in the press making a comment regarding the state of the UK mortgage market, whether it…

Private rented sectors differ massively across Europe, but reliable information on how the various markets operate has been thin on the ground. Market data can…

MI Buy-to-let Forums

Mortgage Introducer’s Buy-to-Let Forums are key dates in Bristol & West Mortgages’ calendar and something we are very proud to be part of. These events…

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is thriving, and investors are in for the long run. A recent survey by West Bromwich Building Society showed that 92…

Expanding your horizons

It’s fair to say that the world is becoming a smaller place and that nowadays few people live and work in the same location all…

Distress signals

One of the issues that has concerned me for a while is that of ‘distressed sales’ in the buy-to-let (BTL) market and the possible negative…

Boom or bust for BTL?

It was initially postulated that the biggest casualty of the current conditions would be the first-time buyer (FTB) – seen as ‘poor risk’ and edged…

A return to the stone age?

As the fallout from the ‘credit crunch’ and the Northern Rock debacle continues to make waves, the risk profile of lenders’ mortgage books comes under…

A dangerous influence

Nobody could have foreseen how big and powerful the buy-to-let (BTL) lending sector was to become back in the late 1990s. It has quickly developed…