Monday 12th February 2018

Nationwide has seen profits fall following a drop in buy-to-let mortgages as demand for rental properties continue to fall. It is currently a challenging time for buy-to-let landlords due to recent tax changes, with the stamp duty surcharge and phasing out of mortgage tax relief continuing to bite, while new rules coming into play with regard to letting are also expected to have an adverse impact on the market in the near future...

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Monday 12th February 2018

There has been a significant increase in the number of landlords who are seriously behind with their mortgage payments, new figures show. During the final quarter of last year, there were around 1,200 buy-to-let mortgages in ‘significant arrears’, up 20% on the corresponding period in 2016, according to UK Finance...

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Friday 9th February 2018

Almost half of buy-to-let landlords are looking to expand their property portfolios despite recent tax changes in the industry, according to a new poll. Despite the existing phasing out of mortgage tax relief and the introduction last year of the 3% stamp duty surcharge for those acquiring an additional home, including a buy-to-let property, many landlords are currently looking to add to their portfolios, the latest Mortgages for Business’ Property Investor Survey has revealed...

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Friday 9th February 2018

Rental values in prime London increased by 2.5% in the final quarter of 2017, up 1.2% on the corresponding period in 2016, led by gains in prime central London, new figures show. The newly released LonRes Prime London Lettings Index reveals that rents rose 6...

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Friday 9th February 2018

Buy-to-let landlords looking for an impressive return on investment in the capital through Airbnb stays should look to invest in East London, new research suggests.  The study, undertaken by Airbnb management company Hostmaker, found that Newham, Havering and Greenwich are currently the most profitable London boroughs for Airbnb hosts...

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