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Being A Landlord Helps Future Proof Savings


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Property Investment Still Regarded As Safest Way For Landlords To Future Proof Savings Property investors who are looking to become landlords may have a promising financial outlook ahead of them, thanks to continuing high tenant demand for rental properties in the UK private rented sector and the continued development of specialist products and services designed to [...]


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Tenant Immigration Check Pilot Areas Finally Announced


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tenant Immigration Checks Will Start In West Midlands The Government have finally announced that the start of the phased introduction of immigrant checks on all prospective UK private rented sector tenants will begin in the West Midlands, from December 1st 2014, as part of the 2014 Immigration Act with further areas across the country intended [...]


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More New Rules For Buy To Let Mortgage Lending


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UK Buy-To-Let Mortgages To Become EU Regulated  Following last week’s shock announcement by the Government, some elements of the UK’s buy to let mortgage market are going to become more regulated in order to fall in line with the current European Union (EU) Mortgage Credit Directive. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have reacted strongly [...]


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Will Migrants Make UK Housing Shortage Worse?


Monday, January 14, 2013

Government ministers face an increasing amount of pressure to disclose their official estimate of how many immigrants will pour into Britain next year from Eastern Europe, after remarks were made on The BBC’s Sunday Politics Show. Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Secretary Eric Pickles conceded on TV that a wave of immigrants from Romania and [...]


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UK Has Third Highest Housing Costs In Europe


Monday, July 30, 2012

New data released by the European Union has been highlighted by the housing and homeless charity Shelter, showing that the UK is the third worst off country in Europe when it comes to housing costs behind Denmark and Greece. The EU says that 16.5% of people in the UK are financially burdened by housing costs, [...]


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EU Decision Saves UK Buy-To-Let Mortgages


Monday, June 11, 2012

The decision by MEP’s to remove Buy-To-Let mortgages from the scope of a new EU Directive has been welcomed by a host of property professionals including the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and Legal 4 Landlords. Under the original European plans, mortgage lenders would no longer have been able to take account of rental income when [...]


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