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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Accord launches first 60% LTV buy-to-let range

Accord Buy To Let has launched a range of mortgages for landlords at 60% Loan to Value for the first time.

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Virgin Money cuts buy-to-let rates

Virgin Money has ramped up its bid to become a competitive player in the buy-to-let market by cutting rates across its fixed rate and tracker mortgages up to 0.80%.

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Repossessed properties sell for 35% below true value

Repossessed properties sold in the six years since the financial crisis sold for around 35% below market value, figures from HML have shown.

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Landlords lose out over lack of advice

Buy-to-let landlords are failing to realise the maximum return from their property investments by not seeking advice or carrying out research ahead of their purchases.

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Remortgage activity continues to fall

Activity in the remortgage market has continued to slump with a 4% drop in the number of cases processed in the last three months.

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Coventry BS updates buy-to-let range

Coventry Building Society has relaunched its buy-to-let range including two and five year fixed rates and flex for term options.

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TMW to offer rent guarantee to new customers

The Mortgage Works (TMW) has announced plans to offer a six month rent guarantee period to new buy-to-let customers.

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Paragon reports 95% increase in buy-to-let lending

Paragon Mortgages has reported a 95% year-on-year increase in buy-to-let advances from the period between October 2013 and June this year.

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London rental yields lag behind rest of UK

The London buy-to-let market is providing landlords with the lowest rental yield out of all the regions in the UK, research from BM Solutions has revealed.

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Skipton withdraws buy-to-let trackers and cuts rates

Skipton Building Society has withdrawn its buy-to-let tracker products while cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let range.

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Buy-to-let remains profitable

Buy-to-let landlords continue to enjoy strong profitability thanks to rising property prices, figures from The Model Works have shown.

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RBS introduces cap on buy to let mortgages

The Royal Bank of Scotland has introduced a 4.99 times loan-to-income cap per application for all buy-to-let business.

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Overseas property market gets hotter

Strengthened sterling gives UK investors more bang for their buck.

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HMRC raids 500 landlords

Property searches by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to target tax evasion has jumped by 12% to 500 in the last year.

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Buy-to-let escapes income cap but Bank warns it will be watching

The buy-to-let market has avoided Mark Carney's four and half times income multiple cap but the Bank warned the sector it will not escape its scrutiny.

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