Latest mortgage news - Buy-to-let


22 Oct 2015

Buy-to-let rental income tax for landlords to increase as tax relief is ended

IMLA has said the end of higher rate tax relief for buy-to-let landlords will limit the supply of rented properties and increase the rents for tenants.

14 Oct 2015

Mortgage lending falls by 9% with remortgage buyers leading the way

House purchase loans were 9% lower for the month of August according to the CML as remortgage buyers reducing by the largest amount.

25 Sep 2015

Buy-to-let boom is next threat to financial stability says Bank of England

UK buy-to-let landlords are at risk to booms and busts that could magnify a housing market crash the Financial Policy Committee warns.

12 Aug 2015

First time buyers boost mortgage lending in June with 24% more buyers

Mortgage lending by value to first time buyers increased 24% over the month following a poor first half of the year, says CML.

06 Jul 2015

Virgin Money changes lending rules for buy-to-let mortgages

Buy-to-let landlords will be restricted to only four properties and a lower £2 million maximum portfolio size.

02 Jul 2015

Buy-to-let market may pose a threat to financial stability, says BoE

The booming buy-to-let market and ease investors can secure mortgage loans could undermine the UK economy when interest rates rise.

08 Jun 2015

Average house price are now over £195,000 as cash purchases reach record levels

Data from the Nationwide building society show a slight fall in house prices in May while cash buyers represent four out of ten purchases.

05 Jun 2015

Mortgage approvals in April rise to highest level since 2009

The number of mortgages approved in April increased 9.9%, the highest monthly rise for six years according to the Bank of England.

31 May 2015

Buy-to-let market gains £14 billion in tax breaks to boost landlord income

Tax breaks add £14 billion to landlord buy-to-let income boosting the sector while first time buyers are priced out of the market.

30 May 2015

Buy-to-let landlord rental income at £112 billion from booming sector

The value of landlord property near the £1 trillion level with income of £112 billion as the buy-to-let sector continues to grow.

11 May 2015

UK house prices rise at 1.6% for the month, says Halifax

Data from the Halifax shows UK house prices increased by 1.6% last month and by 8.5% over the last year.

25 Apr 2015

Buy-to-let mortgage rates fall as pension freedoms drive rise in cheap deals

New pension freedoms have increased the number of buy-to-let mortgages reducing the cost with new cheap deals.

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