More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy to let deals

Are more landlords looking for a short-term solution to ride out the economic and political chaos created by Brexit? That is the question posed after specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited revealed a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy to let applications, in the first half of […]

New research reveals best buy-to-let yields are found in university towns

University towns and buy-to-let essentially go hand-in-hand. Students need a place to live and the vast majority of them are “natural renters”. Even if they were in a financial position to buy a property (which a few of them are), they are at a stage in their lives when flexibility […]

How are landlords reacting to new reforms to the PRS market?

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is an attractive destination for investors seeking to reap the full financial benefits that come from property investment. The combination of long-term capital growth and regular rental yields is an enticing proposition, particularly when compared to the performance of other assets in this low interest-rate environment. […]

Why Are Property Bonds an Increasingly Popular Investment?

When it comes to investing in property there are several investment opportunities available to you. Different types of investments offer their own advantages and disadvantages and will be suitable for varying circumstances. While buy-to-let and off-plan investments are common and well known in the investment industry, property bonds are becoming […]

Should landlords consider selling their buy-to-let investments?

Every time the government makes changes which (are perceived to) have an adverse impact on landlords, which has been quite often over recent years, the question is raised as to whether now is the time to exit buy-to-let. In reality, however, the fundamentals of buy-to-let are still much the same […]

Choosing The Right Mortgage Lender

More mortgage choice means it’s more important than ever to choose the right lender Alpa Bhakta, CEO, Butterfield Mortgages Limited Recent years have seen a substantial increase in the number of mortgage products available on the market. Between 2016 and 2018, an additional 4,212 products were introduced into the residential […]

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 […]