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Category: Buy-to-let

Following the nationalisation of the mortgage business of Bradford & Bingley, there have been a number of commentators quick to support the view that buy-to-let,…

In for the long-term

Recent research regarding the buy-to-let market in the UK has delivered a number of mixed messages about the current state of the sector and where…

The latest CML data shows 1.1% of all buy-to-let mortgages outstanding are now in arrears of three months or more. This compares with a figure…

This compares with a total mortgage market figure of 1.33% in arrears of three months or more. There are currently 1,103,000 buy-to-let mortgages outstanding out…

Rental market booming

This year has seen continuous, strengthening growth in rental demand far beyond normal seasonal fluctuations. Landlords have experienced the strongest demand from tenants in decades,…

Mark Sismey-Durrant, chief executive of Heritable Bank, said it was becoming an issue for lenders looking to control business levels. He explained: “Before, you would…

Rental incomes subsequently reached £11,886 in February – a 2.4 per cent increase on January’s peak and 5.2 per cent more than the previous quarter.…

Speaking as part of this week’s French Connection, which can be read in full on pages 20-21, David Salusbury, chairman of the NLA, insisted he…

According to Mortgages for Business, some lenders were asking investors to put down larger deposits by lowering maximum loan-to-values (LTV), while The Mortgage Works’ (TMW)…

Investment overdrive

Minimum earned income stipulations, increasing arrangement fees, loan-to-values and rental calculation rules are all combining to make his life difficult. Where can he find a…