Tuesday 15th May 2018

Buy-to-let landlords are being advised to think seriously about how they can recoup costs to help pay for higher letting agents fees. Several reports suggest that many letting agents are likely to review their charges once fees to tenants are banned next year, with a lot of upward pressure on landlord charges after the ban widely anticipated...

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

Buy-to-let landlords will hopefully have better access to reputable builders when developing and maintaining homes across England and Wales, following a new collaboration between the National Federation of Builders (NFB) and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA)...

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

Buy-to-let landlords are being reminded to do all they can to avoid the trap awaiting borrowers when fixed-rate mortgage deals end. A third - 33% - of mortgage holders ended up on their lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) last year, costing them on average £371, a new study by Countrywide and online mortgage adviser Dynamo, shows...

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

A buy-to-let landlord has been found guilty of exploiting six vulnerable tenants by bullying them into working for him without pay. Hargit Bariana shamelessly set his tenants to work without pay at his chip shop and pizza takeaways in Blyth and Sunderland and threatened to beat them if they did not comply...

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Tuesday 15th May 2018

NatWest has increased rates on its buy-to-let mortgage deals. Its two year fixed-rate buy-to-let purchase deal at 60% loan-to-value (LTV) has been increased from 1.61% to 1.83%, while the lender has also increased rates on its two-year deals with higher LTVs...

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