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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 judge a good time to invest in buy to let

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

How to be a successful landlord

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

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

On 6 April, new pension rules come into effect, giving retirees greater access t...

How to remortgage your buy to let

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

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

Buy to let tax changes explained

In late 2015, the Chancellor announced a range of  tax measures aimed at landlo...

Guide to Buy-to-Let Mortgages

Download this handy Guide to Buy-to-Let Mortgages, which we have put together in...

Guide to Mortgage Advice

Where to go for mortgage advice and what to expect when you get there.

Guide to protecting your property investment

Many buy-to-let investors have had a turbulent couple of years, with the credit ...

Guide to buy to let tax

As a landlord, it is essential that you understand your tax obligations. Here ar...

Guide to removing an existing tenant

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

News

Rental supply dips and demand drops in March

Rental stock fell to its lowest level in over a year, according to figures relea...

Rates plummet on buy-to-let deals

The last five years have seen a big drop in interest rates for landlord mortgage...

20% rise in ads for rental property

The week of the Stamp Duty deadline saw a huge rise in rental properties on the ...

One in 10 landlords don't use contracts

A worrying number of landlords have no formal tenancy agreements in place, leavi...

Landlord Stamp Duty hike will stall rental market

Letting agents believe rent will go up as a result of the 3% premium on Stamp Du...

Will I pay more Stamp Duty from 1 April? Seven case studies

From 1 April 2016, the government will add three percentage points to the existi...

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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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