Market Update: May 2018

There is no doubt that the current property market is challenging with endless, often conflicting reports showing prices rising, falling or remaining steady. Transactional volumes have reduced as the market comes to terms with itself in an economic ...continue reading

Rules on borrowing for portfolio buy-to-let investors

From September 2017, landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties have to satisfy different criteria to secure mortgage borrowing, as they will be considered ‘portfolio investors’ under new rules being introduced by the Prudential Re...continue reading

Five ways homeowners and landlords can add value to their property

Homeowners and landlords are always on the lookout for ways that they can add value to their property. Below are five things you can do to make your property look appealing to both buyers and tenants.     ExtensionsThis comes as no surpris...continue reading

Buy-to-Let rental yields remain strong

Buy-to-let investors earned an average gross rental yield of 5.2% in the second half of 2017, BM Solutions found. However, with annual consumer price inflation averaging 2.9% in the same six-month period, landlords were provided with a real return o...continue reading

UK landlords remain optimistic in spite of challenges

Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and increasing tax burdens for landlords, buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the prospects for the market in the year ahead. In its annual ‘BTL barometer’, which explores the curr...continue reading

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