Category Archives: Buy-to-Let

Buy–to-let restrictions will harm the supply of rentals

Imposing lending restrictions on the buy to let mortgage market could have damaging consequences for landlords and the supply of rental properties, warns Landlord Assist.

The tenant eviction and rent recovery firm is warning landlords that changes to the mortgage lenders conditions could make it more difficult to find a buy to let loan or to remortgage an existing deal. Continue reading

Property is the pension for Generation Landlord

Figures from the latest Rent Check report, Generation Landlord, produced by Allsop LLP and BDRC Continental, reveal that 78 per cent of existing landlords consider their investment property as their pension pot.

The survey, which measured the actual rents agreed by 2,203 landlords who are members of the National Landlord Association (NLA), has highlighted the private rented sector as a viable long term investment, thanks to the combination of stable rents, increased income security, capital gains and long average tenancies (2.6 years). Continue reading

New buy-to-let product opportune for landlords

A new buy-to-let finance product is turning heads in the lettings market and opening the eyes of landlords to exciting new possibilities.

The product is claimed to be so innovative that the UK’s largest independently owned letting specialist, Leaders, believes it could be a significant game-changer for many landlords, enabling them to dramatically boost their rental yields and expand their portfolios. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers

Thanks to you, Propertytalk Live! has enjoyed another hugely successful year and seen exceptional growth in the number of people visiting the site.

And that’s not all – the number following us on Twitter alone has soared past 21,000 which we think is phenomenal. Continue reading

Buy to let ‘best investment for financial security’

Research by Manchester-based buy to let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed that more than 50% of over 50s consider either buy to let or buy to sell property as the most attractive investment option when planning their family’s financial security, ahead of shares, equities, antiques or any other investment type.

Sequre found that only 10% of over 50s are happier with their plans for retirement now than they were five years ago. Continue reading