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Category: Buy-to-let

More widely, the OFT is also writing to a number of letting agents and key industry bodies drawing their attention to the order and making…

Buy-to-let a worry for lenders

The research reveals that, despite figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders showing encouraging signs of growth in gross lending for the buy-to-let market…

The CML agrees with the proposals to extend regulation to cover second-charge mortgages, and to ensure that borrowers are sufficiently protected when mortgage books are…

The BSA said in its response to the Treasury’s consultation that extending regulation to buy-to-let mortgages would fail to address the underlying issues in the…

Rental yields fell in January

This is the lowest level since August 2008, according to the latest buy-to-let index from LSL Property Services. Yields peaked at 5.1% in March 2009…

Buy-to-let market more robust

Commenting on the publication of the latest buy-to-let arrears data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), showing that fewer landlords are experiencing financial difficulty,…

BTL sector over-regulated

Its comments come following potential measures outlined by the Government”s housing minister, John Healey, which he believes could help to improve the standards of service…

Buy-to-let lending up in 2009

There were 25,800 new loans advanced in quarter four, up from 23,700 in the third quarter but down from 38,000 in the fourth quarter of…

Paragon Mortgages’ Financial Adviser Confidence Tracker (FACT) Index, a panel-based survey of mortgage brokers, found that 30% of landlords obtained a buy-to-let mortgage via a…

Tenants struggling with rent

Results from the latest survey from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) shows that 55% of members have seen an increase in tenants struggling…