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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Gross buy-to-let lending rose by 46% to £1.9bn as 14,300 loans were advanced to landlords in February, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has shown.

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Rents are rising faster in Scotland than any other area of the UK, according to estate agency Countrywide.


The Mansfield launches two-year BTL discount at 3.29%

The Mansfield Building Society has launched a two-year buy-to-let discount at 3.29% up to 70% loan-to-value.


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More than 400 mortgage cases have joined the legal action against West Bromwich Building Society, with almost £500,000 raised to help fight the case.

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Landlords receive over 16k return on rental property

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Virgin Money has increased its maximum buy-to-let loan-to-value to 75% and introduced a range of fixed rate and tracker products starting from 3.35%.

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Gross mortgage advances reached £51.5bn in quarter four last year, the highest amount advanced in a quarter since Q3 2008.


Over half of landlords buy local property

More than half of buy-to-let landlords and property investors live within 10 miles of their rental properties, according to analysis from Countrywide Residential Lettings.


BM Solutions launches two-year deals up to £250,000

BM Solutions has launched a range of two-year deals offered at up to £250,000 for purchase and remortgage deals.


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Mortgage Trust steps back into 80% buy-to-let lending

Mortgage Trust has launched a range of fixed rate and tracker buy-to-let products at 80% loan-to-value for purchase and remortgage customers.

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