Hammond won’t repeal buy-to-let changes

14th October 2016 1

Chancellor Philip Hammond won’t repeal any of George Osborne’s tax measures against buy-to-let landlords, according to Mortgages for Business managing director David Whittaker. Former Chancellor Osborne introduced a 3% stamp duty surcharge and set in motion […]


Skipton completes £100m of expat buy-to-let lending

28th September 2016 0

Skipton International has completed £100m of buy-to-let lending to British expats since launching into the market in 2014. A third (35%) of expats cited long-term investment as their main reason for investing in UK buy-to-let […]


Rental supply set to nosedive H2

31st May 2016 0

Rental supply will “nosedive” in the next six months, the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ managing director David Cox has predicted. ARLA research showed that rental properties managed per branch increased by 8% in April […]


Best rental yields outside London

13th May 2016 0

Landlords can get the best rental yields outside London and the South East and profit from cheaper stamp duty to boot. LendInvest worked out that for £250,000 investors can typically buy a single studio flat […]


Most landlords unfazed by stamp duty surcharge

30th March 2016 0

Four out of five (78%) would-be landlords will still consider investing in property after the new stamp duty rules are introduced from 1 April, Nottingham Building Society research shows. The 3% stamp duty surcharge will put […]

Commercial Finance

Commercial property prices set to dip

21st March 2016 0

Commercial property values are likely to fall as a direct result of changes to commercial stamp duty introduced in last week’s Budget, RSM has warned. Howard Freedman, RSM’s head of real estate, called the reform […]