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Introduction

 

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If you are a landlord with a buy to let property or properties, or are looking to get into this sector,  you need as much information as possible about buy-to-let mortgages, and how to let a property successfully.

There are attractive yields to be had investing in property via a buy-to-let mortgage. Indeed, the buy-to-let mortgage sector is by far the fastest growing part of the UK mortgage market.

But it is essential that you do your research in order to identify the right buy-to-let mortgage for your needs, be it a fixed rate, variable rate or tracker, for example, and make a success of your investment.

Use our mortgage calculators to work out how much you can afford to borrow on a buy to let mortgage, and how much rent you should charge.

Remember, most buy to let mortgage deals are only available via mortgage advisers.

How To

How to remortgage your buy to let

Like your primary residential mortgage and many other things in life, it pays to...

How to be a successful landlord

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has highlighted some important issues f...

How to read the buy to let market

Converging factors mean now could be the ideal time for investors to get into bu...

Are you ever ‘too old’ for buy-to-let?

On 6 April 2015, new pension rules came into effect, giving retirees greater acc...

How to use a letting agent

If you are entering the buy-to-let market for the first time, or feel that you w...

How to buy property at auction

You can pick up a bargain when you buy property at auction, but it pays to know ...

Guides

Guide to buy-to-let tax changes

In late 2015, former Chancellor George Osborne announced a range of  tax measur...

Guide to interest-only mortgages vs repayment mortgages

Before you go looking for a mortgage or remortgage deal, you need to decide how ...

Guide to flexible mortgages

A truly flexible mortgage allows you to do the following:

Guide to fixed-rate mortgages

Fixed-rate mortgages are fairly popular in the UK. As the name suggests, they al...

Guide to removing an existing tenant

Unfortunately, as a buy-to-let landlord you may find yourself in a position wher...

Guide to discount mortgages

We all love a good discount - there is a certain satisfaction to be had from kno...

News

Supply of rental property in London drops by a third

Across the UK the number of properties available to rent rose slightly

Single tenants in 25 of London’s 32 boroughs spend half of income on rent

London’s single tenants are spending up to 85% of their monthly salaries on re...

Number of limited company buy-to-let deals doubled in last year

The number of buy-to-let mortgage deals available to landlords holding their pro...

Renting cheaper than buying in half of British cities

Renting a property is now cheaper than buying in over half (54%) of British citi...

The tenant confessions that all landlords need to read

A quarter (25%) of tenants admit they have damaged their landlord’s property a...

Buy-to-let lending down 60% in year to March

The value of buy-to-let lending dropped by 60% between March 2016 and March 2017...

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As a buy-to-let landlord, if you would like free, impartial mortgage advice, read on.

Average landlord earns £19,999 a year from property – BM Solutions

A survey revealed 44% of landlords generated a gross income of less than £19,999 in the last year, and landlords with smaller portfolios of one to four properties spending an average of £10,335 on BTL repayments in the last 12 months.

Buy-to-let borrowers ‘could need 40% deposit’

Buy-to-let borrowers could require a 40% deposit to secure a property in London and the South East if new rules hit the market, research from Countrywide has found.

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Guide to Rent Guarantee Insurance

Rent Guarantee Insurance (RGI) can protect buy-to-let landlords against the risk of their tenants falling behind or ceasing to pay rent altogether.

How to save a deposit

How to save a deposit The average UK property price at the beginning of 2015 is in the region of £160,000 according to the major indices. The minimum deposit required by a mortgage lender is 5%.

UK exchange rate boosts continental property market

Excellent buying conditions, led by a strong pound, are drawing British buyers back to the overseas property market.

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