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 […]

Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors

35% of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices, while 41% admit they lack knowledge of the options available to them New research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has explored the vital role of financial brokers in assisting property investors in the UK. The bridging lender commissioned independent research […]

The rise of the bridging loan

Bridging loan finance continues to grow in an environment of low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, looks at the rise of the bridging loan and its uses. The Association of Short Term Lending (ASTL) reported that bridging lending totalled […]

How are Brits financing their property investments?

Nearly half of the UK unaware of alternative finance products New research among more than 2,000 UK adults commissioned by Market Financial Solutions has uncovered how Britons are financing their property investments, and the factors influencing their decision. It found that: 42% of all people who have purchased a property since 2007 […]

How investing your buy-to-let income in peer-to-peer lending could boost your profits

Richard Litchfield is Head of Operations at Lending Works. Here he explains how landlords can boost their profits by investing their rental income in peer-to-peer lending. Tighter tax and mortgage regulations have hit the buy-to-let market hard in recent years. In fact, investment in rental properties fell from £25 billion […]

New Era City Living Influences Rental Market

Changing living habits and tenant preferences, alongside increased government pressure for more professional landlords will all influence the UK buy-to-let market in 2018, says Andy Foote, director at leading UK property investment and development company, SevenCapital. Are two-bed apartments being sandwiched out? While the appeal of city centre apartment living […]

A look ahead to 2018 for buy to let

Will the New Year bring renewed optimism for Britain’s beleaguered landlords? Landlords faced a wave of change during 2017, but despite a number of high and low points, buy to let continued to deliver competitive returns. So what does 2018 have in store? Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust […]

Call for UK Chancellor to Switch Stamp Duty from Buyers to Sellers

Stamp duty has long been a contentious issue for property investors and home owners alike. This has lead to renewed calls for the Chancellor to scrap stamp duty in his next budget, whilst others feel that it should be switched from the responsibility of the buyer to that of the […]