SDLT and its impact on London Property Investment

Even though the London property market is currently in slowdown, prices remain some of the highest in the country. This obviously puts pressure on affordability and this pressure is increased by the cost of Stamp Duty Land Tax, which can be very expensive for residential buyers and even more so […]

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 […]

Buy to let changes for 2019

As 2018 draws to an end, there has been much to reflect upon in the buy to let market. There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores. An evolving market The past couple of […]

Interest Rates Rise – What Does It Mean?

Today’s announcement by the Bank of England that interest rates will rise from 0.25 to 0.5% has not come as a surprise, but marks a significant change in direction following almost a decade of record low interest rates. First Time Buyers who have purchased a property in the past 10 […]

Property Into Trust – No Turning Back?

Mark McLaughlin points out a possible ‘last resort’ remedy if transferring property into trust results in an unexpected tax charge. The tax implications of transactions are sometimes overlooked; or perhaps there may have been a misunderstanding about the tax implications. For example, an individual may transfer a property into a […]