A quarter of landlords are now looking to reduce their portfolios

As the old saying goes – be careful what you wish for. The government wished to tilt the housing market towards first-time buyers and away from buy-to-let investors and that is exactly what they did. The problem is that, for a number of reasons, demand for property to rent is […]

A window of buy to let opportunity – but for how long?

Political and economic uncertainty have affected the housing market for several months now, but Mark Carney has warned of possible change, that could affect buy to let mortgages in the not-so distant future. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, argues that the present […]

Do’s and Don’ts when applying for a Buy to Let Mortgage

Purchasing or remortgaging a buy to let mortgage offers a myriad of choice, understanding some key aspects of lender criteria can help keep you on the right track. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, shares insight on some of the considerations to help […]

HMO vs Buy-to-Let investment: What are the main differences?

For all the (largely unwelcome) changes in the buy-to-let market of late, the fact still remains that the ancient law of supply and demand ensures that residential buy-to-let remains an attractive asset class and that even the Houses-in-Multiple-Occupation niche, which is particularly highly regulated, can be a solid option for […]

North West Property Market Set to Continue Thriving Throughout 2019

2019 is expected to be one of the best years yet for the property market in the North West of England, with house prices forecast to substantially increase as well as student accommodation and town centre property set to dominate the sector throughout the year. House Prices in the North […]

How to stay up to date with your student tenants

The days of binge drinking, untidy and care-free students are long gone. Modern day students have changed with the times and so it is important for landlords to keep up to date with their studying tenants. Broadband and utilities provider, Glide, has put together a handy guide based on research, […]

Tips for buying and selling to beat a slow property market

The latest survey by the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors (RICS) has painted a grim picture for buyers and sellers alike, and paired with political uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, the UK property market continues to lack the vigour it once boasted. In recent years we have experienced a slight uplift […]

What tenants want – Three tips to help landlords attract good tenants

The UK property market can seem a contradictory place. On the one hand, there’s clearly a shortage of residential property and that definitely includes rental property. On the other hand, even in the most buoyant markets, landlords are still in competition with each other for the best tenants. With that […]