Category Archives: Buy-to-Let

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

Buy-to-let investors on the rise

Assetz, the buy-to-let specialist, has seen registrations almost double annually as buy-to-let consolidates itself as the investment of choice.

This year (2012/2013) Assetz has received 65,000 live registrations, an 85% increase on last year (35,000 live registrations) and an average of 2,500 new registrations per month. Continue reading

New landlords change the face of buy-to-let

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant referencing service, says the influx of new landlords drawn to the sector by the economic downturn have changed the face of the buy-to-let market.

With more people choosing to rent than ever before – due to the high deposits needed to get on the property market – and demand for rental properties forcing prices to record levels, the buy-to-let market has witnessed a broader spectrum of landlords entering the market for the first time.   Continue reading

More advice needed by landlords

Landlords across the country are hungry for help and advice according to a survey commissioned by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages.

The Q1 BDRC Landlords Panel has shown that 78% of those surveyed have a significant requirement for advice on landlord matters rising to 89% for those owning more than 11 properties. Continue reading

Buy-to-let investors make record use of alternative finance

This has increased dramatically from just 23% in the West One Broker Sentiment Survey in August 2012.
Duncan Kreeger, director at peer-to-peer bridging lender West One Loans said, “A generation of renters are demanding somewhere to live – and a growing army of landlords need loans to make the required investments.  The latest sky-high rental figures demonstrate that hunger for more investment.  But cash-strapped banks are still hesitant to make a serious commitment.  The supposed upturn in traditional lending isn’t meeting this need.  And unless someone is willing to put their money where their mouth is, that won’t change.  That’s Continue reading