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 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.


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Skipton Building Society has withdrawn its buy-to-let tracker products while cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let range.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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Rents up 0.6% in May

Average rents in England and Wales increased by 0.6% in May and now stand at £745 per month.


Virgin Money to cut buy-to-let rates by up to 0.50%

Virgin Money has reduced rates across its buy-to-let range of fixed and tracker products by up to 0.50%.


London property price growth could ‘slow to zero’

London property price inflation is losing momentum, with some analysts suggesting that values in prime areas could plateau in 2015.


Rental returns go through the roof

Investment returns on rental properties have rocketed to 12.2% a year thanks to surging rents and rising property values.

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Demand for rental property outstrips supply

There were more tenants seeking homes in Q2 than rental property available, according to 59% of landlords.


Rules banning short-term London lets to end

Communities secretary Eric Pickles is to withdraw rules which prevent the short-term renting of private homes in London.

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Average Central London property tops £1.5m

The cost of a home in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster reached an average of £1,552,400 in the first quarter of 2014.


Buy to let landlords look locally

Local knowledge is key for property investors, as 86% of buy-to-let landlords seek to buy in areas they know well.

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