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Category: Buy-to-let

The lender’s share price was rocked after it admitted it was having difficulties organising future funding with the capital markets frozen and commercially unattractive rates…

Opportunity knocks

With all the current doom and gloom pervading the mortgage market, it was a welcome relief to see some good news on the horizon for…

In its annual results, the buy-to-let lender admitted it would have to scale back its lending significantly to around 50 per cent of its first-half…

FSA to regulate BTL in 2008

With an influx of new investors entering the BTL market as a result of growing opportunities in the sector, Lee Grandin, managing director of Landlord…

Ask Eddie…

Eddie Goldsmith answers: BTL has come under scrutiny recently for two main reasons. First, the changes to capital gains tax, which will either lead to…

According to results from the latest UK rent versus buy index from Abbey, rising house prices and Base Rates mean that £5,000 could be saved…

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), in its latest report, suggested that financial barriers to enter the BTL market had made property investment an…

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…