Increasing landlord confidence as awareness of BTL changes improves

Rising levels of awareness of the implications of buy to let tax changes have led to an increase in confidence among landlords, the latest Paragon Private Rented Sector trends report reveals. In response to the changes, the most common approach repo...continue reading

Buy-to-let landlords undeterred by stamp duty surcharge

The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in the final quarter of last year, up from 56,200 in Q3 and 30,400 in Q2, suggesting that many people believe that investment in buy-to-let property is still worth pursuing. The...continue reading

Prevention is better than cure to beat winter plumbing damage

Prevention is always better than cure and protecting plumbing before a drop in temperature can dramatically reduce the chances of any damage being caused. As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures at the end of the week, commercial insurer NFU Mutual i...continue reading

49% of UK Landlords own their property outright

Miles & Barr lettings were included in research conducted by the Council of Mortgage Lenders on UK landlords which has found that 49% of UK landlords own their property outright. Based on a survey of 2,500 landlords also found that 50%...continue reading

Buy to Let mortgage costs down by as much as 8%

Many buy to let landlords are benefiting from the continuing reductions of mortgage costs, with lenders across the board shaving percentage points off their best deals in an effort to attract greater business from those buying or re-mortgaging proper...continue reading

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