Buy to let

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, 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. Just click here and an independent, fee-free mortgage adviser will contact you to discuss your needs.

 

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London drives buy-to-let landlord increase

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose by 3.7% in the last year as the buy-to-let market benefited from slowing house prices.

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Castle Trust launches Flexible Zero Mortgage

Castle Trust has launched the Flexible Zero Mortgage and will no longer offer its first-time buyer Partnership Mortgage.

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Buy-to-let landlords report leap in tenant demand

The latest landlord research from buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon Mortgages shows landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter.

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P2P lender Landbay revamps its mortgage range

Peer-to-peer lender Landbay has revamped its product offering.

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Higher earners dominating housing market

Appetite for mortgage finance is increasingly from higher earners as they compete with the buy-to-let market, according to the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

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TMW expands first-time landlord range

The Mortgage Works (TMW) is increasing its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) for first-time landlords from 75% to 80%.

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Rental costs up 1% in a year, says ONS

Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, according to the Office For National Statistics (ONS).

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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.

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Buy-to-let market celebrates 18 years of lending

Paragon Mortgages has released a report to celebrate the buy-to-let sector’s 18th birthday, which has gone from a standing start in 1996 to gross lending of £20.7bn last year.

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Barclays targets buy-to-let remortgage sector with fee-free loans

Barclays is set to extend its Switch and Save feature to its buy to let range and will launch a range of fixed buy-to-let rates with no application fees tomorrow.

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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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Post Office expands mortgage range

Post Office has expanded its mortgage range to include new buy-to-let and residential deals.

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Leeds and Halifax launch five-year fixed rate deals

Leeds Building Society and Halifax have launched five-year fixed rate mortgages for buy-to-let, home mover and first-time buyer borrowers.

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Coventry refreshes buy-to-let offering

Coventry intermediaries has launched a number of new buy-to-let products, with rates starting at 2.99%.

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Buy-to-let gone bad: five hallmarks of a bad landlord

More than half of tenants have had a problem with their landlord or letting agent in the last five years. Here are the most common ways that buy-to-let goes bad.

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