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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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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Trade body unveils buy-to-let code of conduct

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed a statement of practice for buy-to-let lending in response to an EU Directive.

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Tenants wait average of 31 days for household problem fixes

Almost a third of renters said waiting for household appliances to be fixed remains the biggest rental problem, with people waiting over a month for landlords to attend to boilers, heating or electricity glitches.

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HMRC launches crackdown on property tax dodgers

A taskforce tackling people trying to dodge property tax in the north west and north Wales has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Skipton to cut mortgage variable rate

From Wednesday 1 October, Skipton will lower its Mortgage Variable Rate (MVR) from 5.49% to 4.99% for residential and from 5.69% to 5.19% for buy-to-let.

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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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