A growing number of buy-to-let landlords are diversifying their portfolios by investing in semi-commercial property in order to protect their investments from higher levels of taxation, according to Roma Finance, the specialist bridging finance lender.
National Landlords Association (NLA) has teamed up with the National Insulation Association (NIA) to provide landlords with an easy to use online facility to find local insulation installers to help meet new energy efficiency standards.
As the government prepares to invoke Article 50 to leave the EU, very few experts forecast that Brexit will have an adverse affect on the buy-to-let market - despite some fears of a mass exodus of EU citizens from the UK.
Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows, but there are growing signs that borrowing costs and rates in the sector could be entering a period of stabilisation, or even increase over the past three months.
Despite the recent tax crackdown, buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets, but where in the country can the best yields be achieved?
Letting agents broadly welcomed yesterday's housing white paper, which raises many of the significant issues the housing sector is facing, including the need to place greater emphasis on the private rented sector.
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 average tenancy deposit paid by tenants in England and Wales stands at £970.18, but in London the figure has reached a record-high of £1,831.14, on average, according to The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS).