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.... It is highly likely you will be asked to fill in a self-assessment tax return, but you won’t have to do that until after the end of the tax year in which your sister started paying you rent. The fact that you won’t have a buy-to-let mortgage doesn’t make any difference to the requirement to register for self-assessment, nor does the fact that you plan to use the rent from your sister to pay part of your rent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....       Tax hikes for landlords. Mr Cox said: “Under current rules anyone who has taken out a loan such as mortgage to purchase a buy-to-let property can deduct all of the interest paid on the loan from rental income in order to reduce their income tax liability. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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. They have been helped by record low mortgage rates, while competition from buy-to-let landlords has dipped following the Government’s tax onslaught. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Do I need to fill out a tax return if I buy to let without a mortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... It is highly likely you will be asked to fill in a self-assessment tax return, but you won’t have to do that until after the end of the tax year in which your sister started paying you rent. The fact that you won’t have a buy-to-let mortgage doesn’t make any difference to the requirement to register for self-assessment, nor does the fact that you plan to use the rent from your sister to pay part of your rent. ...
Eight tax changes savers should watch out for from April 2017 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 01:47:00 PM
....       Tax hikes for landlords. Mr Cox said: “Under current rules anyone who has taken out a loan such as mortgage to purchase a buy-to-let property can deduct all of the interest paid on the loan from rental income in order to reduce their income tax liability. ...
Five-minute guide to…The resurgence of first-time buyers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
. They have been helped by record low mortgage rates, while competition from buy-to-let landlords has dipped following the Government’s tax onslaught. ...
Landlord tax: How to beat new buy-to-let charges coming in NEXT month  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:44:00 PM
....”It comes after investors were last year hit with an extra three per cent in stamp duty on second properties. Another option to avoid new charges is to invest in buy-to-let without directly owning property, through peer-to-peer (P2P) property companies such as Landbay and Lendinvest. ...
‘Our ability to save is non-existent’ – people respond to UK budget image
.... He runs his own property development company, Haverbridge Homes and, as a 45% rate taxpayer, will pay about £1,000 more tax on his company dividends as a result of the changes. Outside his business, he has invested in 21 buy-to-let properties, in and around his hometown of Upminster, Essex. ...
Buy-to-let landlords face huge tax increase from new law image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Osborne also ditched rules allowing landlords to claim a 10 per cent tax break for “wear and tear”, only letting them deduct the costs they incur. Now buy-to-let could be blown away for good, hurting thousands of older savers who were planning to buy a rental property to bolster their pension income. ...
Seven things we already know will happen in the 2017 spring budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 06:59:08 AM
....The benefit cap – the total amount you can claim – was reduced in November from £26,000 to £23,000 in London, with a cap of £13,400 for single adult households outside London without children. 6 Buy-to-let There are big and complex changes for people with buy-to-let mortgages in April, which for some will see their tax bill double or even triple. ...
UK house price growth at slowest rate in four years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:01:30 AM
....”. Rightmove said the housing market was boosted in early 2016 by “frenzied” buy-to-let investors who rushed to complete transactions before new stamp duty rules were introduced in April, making this year look subdued by comparison. ...
A new Isa is offering tax-free returns of 12% – so what’s the catch? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
....5% over five years. Others offering Isas include LandlordInvest, which lets people invest in residential buy-to-let mortgages and bridging loans, and is holding out the prospect of returns of “up to 12% per annum”; and LendingCrowd, which matches investors with small and medium-sized businesses seeking loans, and is offering a “target rate of return of 6% a year”. ...
Will we pay higher stamp duty on a buy-to-let property? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:10:19 AM
.... There is a mortgage on this property, which will be rented out once it has been renovated. We are thinking about jointly buying another buy-to-let house but won’t need a mortgage to do that. ...
New double whammy to hurt prudent older savers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 10:29:00 PM
....Buy-to-let fades . Many savers previously invested in a buy-to-let property but numbers are dwindling. ...
Government willing to admit UK housing market is
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... That is even faster than the anticipated 20 per cent rise in house prices. The only positive news for first-time buyers is that competition from buy-to-let landlords is shrinking, as the recent 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge on second home purchases has been deterring new investors. ...
Let the councils build homes again and fix our broken housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
....5% to 2% interest. When private individuals borrow to do the same, with buy-to-let mortgages, they are praised for “investing for their future” and “securing their pension”. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
....We spoke to three people in their 30s who have moved out of London, to find out what drove them to leave. We also spoke to a 36-year-old who is renting in London and, because she can’t afford to buy, is planning to purchase a buy-to-let flat in Dublin. ...
UK rents expected to rise faster than house prices in next five years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:01:07 AM
....Rics said there was a lack of new listings coming on to the lettings market for the fourth quarter in a row and its members expect this to worsen. The past few months have seen a number of buy-to-let investors sell up, including Britain’s biggest landlord, Fergus Wilson and his wife, Judith, who declared that the days of small buy-to-let landlords were numbered after the stamp duty increase last year and other tax changes, along with tougher mortgage rules. ...
If we’re going to tackle the evils of renting, at least do it properly | Penny Anderson image
.... One notorious Glaswegian letting agency compels tenants to sign and agree to annual rent rises (even when inflation and interest rates are low). Rent controls would also rein in building societies that insist buy-to-let rentiers charge at least 150% of their mortgage as rent. ...
I want to repay my Help to Buy loan in order to let my house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... If you want to let the house once you are free of the Help to Buy scheme rules, you will still need to convince your mortgage lender that this is a viable proposition. If, after repaying the equity loan, you end up with a mortgage of more than, say, 80% of the value of the property, letting it is unlikely to be an option because of lending rules on buy-to-let properties. ...
UK rental property demand falls to two-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 03:41:12 PM
....Experts are divided on the outlook for rents in 2017. Many expect a slump in the buy-to-let market with lending criteria tightening ahead of the introduction of new taxes on the sector in April. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....”. Rahman, who was left without use of his right arm after errors made during his birth, had been about to purchase a buy-to-let property when his account was frozen. ...
10 ways to cut your tax bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 07:00:19 AM
....uk/marriage-allowance to claim. Meanwhile, given that everyone gets a personal tax allowance (the amount of income each of us can receive without paying any tax, currently £11,000) – it makes no sense for one person in a couple to pay tax on their savings or buy-to-let investment, particularly at a higher rate, while the other pays nothing. ...
Londoners need spaces to live, but also need places to make things | Ian Jack image
.... According to Helen Jones, a local property manager, the price of the typical two-room flat in the area has gone down from £700,000 to £650,000 or £625,000, and flats are slow to sell. The buy-to-let market has nearly vanished; the City may be about to shed thousands of highly paid jobs; £625,000 remains a stiff price for even a well-paid working couple. ...
House prices 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 11:30:29 PM
....Despite the drop in activity in London, the average house price in the capital is still £474,000, more than double the typical price of £217,000 in the UK as a whole, according to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The slowdown in central London is the result of the most significant change in the housing market in 2016 - a stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second homes. ...
Happy new year? 2017 rings in more commuter misery and higher bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:59:18 AM
.... Apple Mac users saw raised prices on machines in October as the technology giant updated the cost in line with the low exchange rate between the dollar and sterling. Former chancellor George Osborne announced in July 2015 a cut in tax relief on mortgage interest payments for buy-to-let landlords. ...
House price growth 'to slow in 2017' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:17:25 AM
....It said a weaker economy, combined with falling affordability, would lead to fewer house sales. The buy-to-let sector is also expected to cool further as new tax rules restrict landlords' profits. ...
Housing sales to fall in 2017, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:55:23 AM
....Paul Smee, director-general of the CML, said: “The housing market is relatively well insulated from direct Brexit effects as most activity is driven domestically, but it is not immune from more generalised economic uncertainty. “And we expect any modest strengthening in homeowner lending to be offset by a less active house purchase market in buy-to-let, as both tax and regulatory changes bite on landlords. ...
Mortgage market to plateau until 2018, lenders warn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:31:15 AM
.... . In particular, it expects that buy-to-let borrowing by landlords will shrink over the next couple of years. ...
Mortgage data points to slowdown in UK housing market in October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:43:57 PM
....The housing market slowed down in October, with the number of mortgages granted to home movers down 20% on a year ago, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. There was also a fall in the buy-to-let market, where activity has been hit by tax changes. ...
House prices crash in London's richest areas - but surge in the East of England image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 04:44:00 PM
....1 per cent month on month, the data showed. Experts said London's slowdown is down to the Government's higher stamp duty rates for buy-to-let investors and high value buyers. ...
Hard-pressed private tenants need a union to stand up for their rights | Penny Anderson image
....Landlords have the Residential Landlords Association yodelling loudly for their cause. More invidious for tenants are letting agents who vociferously defend buy-to-let investors’ interests, sometimes against the needs and rights of the tenants paying rent. ...
Buy to let: ‘We landlords are being vilified’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 06:59:07 AM
.... Other landlords say that their effective tax bill will rise to 100%. As the buy-to-let market reels from last April’s stamp duty hike, and awaits the tightening of lending criteria starting in January and the steep increase in tax being phased in from next April, is the party over for Britain’s two million landlords?. ...
Days of the buy-to-let landlord are numbered, says Fergus Wilson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 10:11:07 AM
. Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlord, Fergus Wilson, says future investors will never be able to match the financial success he has enjoyed – and that landlords’ days in this country are numbered. ...
BREXIT BOOST: House prices strongest since April as low supply pushes up values  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 04:27:00 PM
....Changes to the structure of stamp duty have made the tax more expensive for some people buying top-end homes, and there have been suggestions this has impacted on the London market in particular. Meanwhile, a stamp duty hike for buy-to-let investors, which was introduced in April, has also affected the market. ...
Housing market faces slow start to 2017, says Rics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:23:27 AM
....Changes to the structure of stamp duty has hit the market for £1m-plus homes, particularly in London. A stamp duty surcharge for buy-to-let investors, which was introduced in April, has also affected the market as, said Rics, had uncertainty in the wider economy. ...
Home truths: house price rises to slow to trickle as Brexit and stamp duty hit image
....Ongoing uncertainty over the manner of the UK’s departure from the EU is likely to weigh down the property market in 2017, say experts, who predict little or no growth in prices amid a slowdown in sales. The Brexit referendum result and government measures to cool the buy-to-let market have hit the property market in 2016, and are expected to keep the lid on house prices next year too. ...
Stamp duty rise hits Berkeley Group demand image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:16:59 AM
....Housebuilder Berkeley has reported a 20% slump in reservations for its properties, blaming higher stamp duty for landlords and Brexit uncertainty. The firm said "the extraordinary attack on buy-to-let landlords" by the government had hit reservations. ...
FTSE 100 closes down ahead of Italian referendum image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:02:58 AM
....45% after the housebuilder posted a 34% rise in half-year profits. However, the company also said reservations were down 20% over the period, which it blamed on the higher stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords and uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote. ...
Berkeley Group boosts profits by 34% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:15:56 AM
. Housebuilder Berkeley Group has bolstered profits by a third despite seeing demand take a hit from Brexit uncertainty, rising stamp duty and the “extraordinary attack” on buy-to-let landlords. ...
Landlords scramble to avoid higher buy-to-let taxes, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
....3tn, up by 16% in the last year to September. The buy-to-let tax changes, which were unsuccessfully opposed in court by landlords represented by Cherie Booth, were introduced in the 2015 budget to level the playing field for owner-occupiers and investors. ...
At 20, am I too young to invest in buy-to-let property? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....I’ve had a look at some properties and I think I’ve found a few that look promising. I’d probably go for a buy-to-let so I have a constant income – but how much of this do I actually get after tax?. ...
Bank governor Mark Carney warns on household debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 08:16:50 AM
Letting agent fees banned in Autumn Statement in ANOTHER assault on UK's small landlords image
.... And from 2017 tax perks for small landlords will also be scaled back, with mortgage interest relief on rental properties reduced to the basic rate of income tax only. The Bank of England is also next year set to make it harder for buy-to-let-investors to take out a mortgage. ...
Will rents go up if unfair letting fees are banned? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:01:49 AM
.... How is it possible that fees can vary so much from agency to agency? It’s a rip-off and the agents are getting away with it, all the way to the bank,” said Vicky Spratt, who set up the campaign. The long boom in buy-to-let had made lettings a highly lucrative business – until now. ...
Autumn home sales sluggish in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:02:05 AM
...."While the market in Birmingham is red hot at present the central London market is cooling and I expect this will ripple outwards, up the M1 over the coming months," said buying agent Henry Pryor. Stamp duty changes - including a higher rates for houses of more than £1m and a 3% surcharge faced by buy-to-let landlords - have dampened the market in London to some degree. ...
Buy-to-let lending falls as tougher rules bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:43:50 PM
. The first signs that the buy-to-let boom could be coming to an end have emerged in figures from the Nationwide building society, which showed that lending to landlords went into the reverse over the past six months. ...
Ed Balls enters stage left with decent idea on central bank independence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:42:37 PM
....But Balls is correct to say that the Bank has accumulated massive powers since the crisis and that its actions now routinely take it into territory traditionally regarded as political. Only this week, for example, Threadneedle Street gained the right, more or less, to close down the buy-to-let lending market if it spies risks in the system. ...
Bank of England clampdown on buy-to-let mortgages image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 04:38:00 PM
.... Chancellor Philip Hammond said the changes will help to protect Britain's economy from instability risks. The Bank of England has previously sounded the alarm over buy-to-let mortgages and said the boom in British landlords risks a house price crash. ...
Housing Ladder arcade game has players dodging buy-to-let investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
....If players take a step when a housing villain appears, the automated climber slides to the bottom. Villains include a developer clasping a mobile phone, and a buy-to-let landlord with a tenancy agreement. ...
We may have to let our house next year – will that affect our remortgage? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:41 AM
.... This would probably mean that by the time we did let the property, there would be about a year left until the next remortgage – assuming we get a two-year fixed-rate deal when we remortgage early next year. The question is, is this reasonable or should we be looking for a buy-to-let mortgage? What rate change could we expect after notifying on an occupier rate and would this be better than a buy-to-let rate? Also, I was thinking of keeping the term on the mortgage long to maximise income on the rental to help cover for any shortfalls or repairs needed along the way. ...
Bank of England given new powers to curb risky buy-to-let lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:20:51 PM
. The Bank of England is gaining powers to curb any lax lending in the fast growing buy-to-let mortgage sector, an area it has identified as posing a potential risk to the financial system. ...
Bank of Cyprus to list on London Stock Exchange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:48:51 PM
....Hourican has sold off Bank of Cyprus’s Russian arm and scaled back its other international operations but intends to expand in the UK, where there already four branches. The aim is to target the professional buy-to-let market and small business customers, entrepreneurs and Cypriots living in the UK. ...
Most renters feel they're unlikely to buy home in next five years – review image
....A poll of about 2,000 people from around the UK found 62% of those living in rented accommodation felt they were unlikely to buy in the next five years. Among the population as a whole, 49% thought more should be done to disincentivise buy-to-let, while two-thirds thought the government should do more to help first-time buyers. ...
MAPPED: Which area of the UK will see the biggest house price booms within five years image
.... . "Increasingly, taxation is being used as a housing policy tool, whether that be the reduction of tax reliefs for buy-to-let landlords, a stamp duty surcharge for investment properties and second homes or the high rates of stamp duty applied at the top of the market. ...
End of the property boom? UK house prices to flatline, says forecast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:01:02 AM
....1m and that it would drop further the following year. This fall will be driven by a decline in buy-to-let landlords following recent and impending tax changes. ...
Buy-to-let continues to boom after Brexit, figures show  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 04:37:00 PM
.... He said: “The supply of rental stock has risen astronomically, which suggest it’s not quite right that landlords are pulling out of the market as a result of Brexit. "This is supported in our findings, which reveal the number of landlords selling their buy-to-let properties hasn’t changed since April, when three landlords were selling up per branch. ...
Rising supply of unlet properties curbing rent hikes, say letting agents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 12:02:54 PM
....The proportion of landlords implementing increases fell to 24%, its lowest level this year, said the Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla, while the number of unlet flats on agency books rose to the highest level for 18 months. Part of the reason is the stamp duty change on second homes, which prompted a rush of buy-to-let purchasers in February and March who were trying to beat the tax increase. ...
No 10 rejects housing minister's call for people to skip generation in their wills image
....8m rental properties unless the government took swift action. The housing industry body called on ministers to reverse stamp duty changes on second homes and consider incentives for build-to-rent schemes, after it found a drop in property investors’ appetites to add to their buy-to-let portfolios. ...
Skip a generation when passing on homes, says housing minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 10:31:31 PM
....8 m rental properties unless the government took swift action. The housing industry body called on ministers to reverse stamp duty changes on second homes and consider incentives for build-to-rent schemes, after it found a drop in property investors’ appetite to add to their buy-to-let portfolios. ...
Beware the pitfalls that could ground your Airbnb rental plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) says Airbnb hosts who offer short-term lets without seeking permission from their mortgage lender are “very likely” to be breaking their mortgage contract. This applies to buy-to-let mortgages too – lenders generally do not allow short-term lets and predicate the mortgage on assured shorthold tenancy agreements of at least six months. ...
Landlords lose legal challenge over buy-to-let tax changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:44:02 PM
. Landlords represented by Cherie Booth QC have failed in their legal battle against a planned government tax increase on buy-to-let properties. ...
Cherie Booth to represent landlords fighting changes to tax regime image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of October 2016 05:41:07 PM
....Cherie Booth QC, who with her husband – Tony Blair – and three children owns at least 10 houses and 27 flats, is to represent landlords fighting proposed changes to the tax regime at the high court in London on Thursday. The changes due to come into force in 2017 would stop buy-to-let costs – largely mortgage interest payments – being a claimable business expense. ...
UK faces critical shortage of homes to rent, says Rics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:01:22 PM
.... . Rics suggests that the stamp duty increase should be reversed, a move which would infuriate potential first-time buyers - many of whom say they are regularly outbid by buy-to-let investors. ...
UK faces shortfall of 1.8m rental homes, warns housing body image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:01:02 PM
....8m rental properties unless the government acts fast to slow a sharp drop in the number of available homes, according to a leading housing industry body. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) called on the government to drop reverse stamp duty changes on second homes and consider incentives for build-to-rent schemes, after it found a drop in property investors’ appetite to add to their buy-to-let portfolios. ...
Mortgage approvals fall as Brexit vote appears to subdue housing market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:08:58 AM
....Martin Beck, a senior economic adviser to the EY Item Club, said the decrease in approvals in August would not have been entirely down to the Brexit vote. “Stripping out the extent to which this is a consequence of post-EU referendum uncertainty, as opposed to other factors, including tax rises on buy-to-let properties earlier this year and ever more expensive housing, is problematic,” he said. ...
Mortgage lending climbed in August, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 10:13:22 AM
....5bn during the month, 7% higher than July’s figure and up 15% year on year. The figure includes lending for remortgaging and house purchases by buy-to-let landlords as well as owner-occupiers, and does not take into account repayments as borrowers switch. ...
We want to get a lodger – will our mortgage rate change? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:00:42 AM
.... Assuming that your lender doesn’t mind you having a lodger – as is the case with most lenders – it is unlikely there will be any change to your mortgage rate. If you were to move out of your flat and let the whole of it to a paying tenant, you would need to get a “consent to let” or convert to a buy-to-let mortgage and pay a higher rate of interest. ...
Forgotten tax is more pain than gain image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 01:40:00 PM
....” . It follows the boom in buy-to-let property investment, with novice landlords getting stung when they sell. ...
We're not married, so can we avoid higher stamp duty on a second home? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 06:00:35 AM
....Q My partner and I own our home outright. We plan to buy a second property to rent out using £60,000 in savings and a mortgage of £120,000 secured on our home rather than a buy-to-let mortgage. ...
Mortgages for house purchases  fell in July, says CML image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:38:28 AM
....Paul Smee, director-general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), said: “These figures cover the first full month of lending following the EU referendum. They show a month-on-month decline in first-time buyer and home mover activity, and muted activity on the buy-to-let market. ...
Five-minute guide to… Investing in gold  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. Another downside is that it does not pay any income or dividends, unlike cash, bonds, shares or a buy-to-let rental property. ...
Buy-to-let rents rise to all-time high as demand for homes outstrips supply image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:01:46 PM
....The overall figure for England and Wales was 5. 2% higher than a year previously, according to the latest monthly index of buy-to-let rentals from the estate agents Your Move. ...
Confidence in housing market rising after Brexit vote, say surveyors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:01:05 PM
.... In July, 25% more agents reported a fall in buyers than an increase, but that net balance fell to 7% in August. The decline in buyer numbers over the past three months was driven by a sharp fall in buy-to-let investors, Rics said. ...
Allow Brexit to slice through EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:53:00 PM
....Any change would be unlikely to drive up insurance costs for older male motorists as they present a similar insurance risk to women of the same age. EU red tape also hits Britons when buying or selling a home by forcing vendors and buy-to-let landlords to pay for a costly energy assessment. ...
Campaigners urge Government to slash costly EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Any change would be unlikely to drive up insurance costs for older male motorists as they present a similar insurance risk to women of the same age. EU red tape also hits Britons when buying or selling a home by forcing vendors and buy-to-let landlords to pay for a costly energy assessment. ...

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