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KEYWORD "Landlords" - 100 RESULTS
Building Society’s tiered approach to Interest Cover Ratio

Suffolk Building Society has introduced a tiered approach to its Interest Cover Ratio assessment for buy to let and holiday let...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive importance of Private Rental Sector revealed in new report

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Many landlords to end fixed-rate deals soon, says lender

Some 40% of residential landlords with a mortgage - fixed, tracker or discount - are due to renew their mortgage rate...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Cambridge enhances buy to let criteria with re-introduction of top slicing

The Cambridge Building Society has re-introduced top slicing on its standard Buy to Let range up to 80 per cent LTV. This...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans targets first time landlords

Foundation Home Loans has launched two HMO products for first-time landlords under its ‘Buy to Let by Foundation’ wrapper. Both are available...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

IMLA accuses Hunt of “sop” in Budget that does nothing for rental sector

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has given the thumbs down to the Budget of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. The trade body was disappointed...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty’s damage to borrowers exposed by building society

The true cost of stamp duty is two thirds greater than the tax itself because it obliges buyers to spend far...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage volumes plummet for older borrowers

There were 29,060 new mortgages taken out by older borrowers over 55 in the last three months of 2023 - down...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worst Case Scenario - mortgage costs up hundreds per year

A specialist lender claims that first-time buyers could see annual mortgage costs climb by £398 per year, while landlords suffer a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords eye capital raising to fund 2024 expansion plans

Nearly four in 10 portfolio landlords, those with four or more properties, plan to increase the size of their portfolios in...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial property lending forecast to soar in next four years

There are clear signs the commercial property market is adjusting to today’s high interest rate environment according to specialist lender Together. Its...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost In Buy To Let Lending expected this year say brokers

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgage targets landlords planning ‘light refurbs’ on BTL units

The Suffolk Building Society has launched new mortgage products aimed at private landlords who are planning refurbishments, such as a new...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push big jump in buy to let landlord incorporation

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock government figure means likely delays to first rate cut

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Green Mortgages plummets - new figures

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crackdown on Property Sector Corruption announced by government

The government has launched a consultation setting out plans to improve the transparency of land trust information. Land ownership through a trust...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Turning A Corner? Confidence grows says mortgage chief

Some 74 per cent of residential buy to let landlords feel confident about the performance of the property market over the...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit hard by Soaring Mortgage Costs - new data

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let arrears double in 12 months

Cases of buy-to-let arrears have doubled in a single year, according to a new analysis. The research, from Octane Capital, analysed quarterly...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Accord cuts rates on buy to let range

Accord Mortgages is cutting rates on its buy-to-let range in what it calls a bid to “offer better value to brokers...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘Hit Harder Than Others’ by interest rate hikes - claim

The research chief at lettings agency Hamptons says it’s likely that landlords have been hit harder by high interest rates than...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis triggers wildly diverse Mortgage product demand

New data from Legal & General - based on searches to its Ignite platform - suggests a diverse mortgage market during...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Sell Off Goes On - but it’s slowing

The share of homes sold by a landlord in Great Britain fell from 15.7 per cent in 2022 to 14.0 per...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War - Lenders compete on price as sub-4% rates look likely

Many of the country’s major lenders - and quite a few smaller ones, too - have slashed mortgage rates in response...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure on Hunt to deliver mortgage help for landlords this week

Following analysis of its 2023 buy to let mortgage market data, Twenty7tec has reported a significant fall in searches for buy...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief must be reinstated - agency boss speaks out

The chief executive of Winkworth estate agency chain says this week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords reduce borrowing amidst rising rates

The nation’s landlords are responding to higher levels of mortgage interest rates by cutting their borrowing. The research comes from specialist property...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage insurance initiative aimed at professional landlords at risk

A new personal guarantee insurance protection service has been launched for professional landlords - triggered by a surge  in incorporation. Purbeck Personal Guarantee...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage arrears start to rise

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance says there were 11,540 buy to let mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Unique mortgage affordability tool launched by digital broker

A digital mortgage broker has launched an online tool aggregating data from over 50 Buy to Let lenders to calculate what...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers ‘need to offer more support to hard-pressed landlords’

Landlords need greater support from mortgage advisers in order to navigate the best course through the current economic climate. That’s according to...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advisers told to hard sell EPC upgrades to landlords

Jo Breeden, managing director of Crystal Specialist Finance, writes: In his recent speech, the Prime Minister scrapped the proposed changes to EPC...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Innovative buy to let mortgage product launched by digital lender

Molo, which calls itself the UK’s first fully digital mortgage lender, has launched a Non-Resident Buy-to-Let Mortgages, unlocking investment opportunities for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis for Landlords With 40% Higher Payments

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, which equates to an extra...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Going Green - cashback mortgage offer to landlords with good EPCs

A specialist business bank is strengthening its proposition for portfolio landlords with a new Green Reward cashback offer. Redwood Bank says it...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Boom! Big increase in mortgage choice for investor borrowers

The buy-to-let sector has seen fixed rates fall and product choice grow month-on-month, according to the latest analysis by Moneyfactscompare. Overall buy-to-let...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker says Renters Reform Bill not the threat some believe

The head of a specialist buy to let mortgage broker has controversially told landlords that the scrapping of Section 21 eviction...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chiefs tell Rishi he’s just kicking the Eco can down the road

There’s been a backlash from the mortgage industry following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Eco U-turn last week.  In recent months a growing...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Bad Timing? New product for landlords committing to EPC improvements

Molo Finance - which says it’s “the UK’s first fully digital mortgage lender” - has joined with a PropTech startup to...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning over Personal Guarantees required for BTL Limited Company mortgages

New analysis of personal guarantee requests from lenders for Limited Company Buy to Let mortgage, has found that the average personal...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Financial Services Firms set up Landlord Support Body

A body called the Landlord Leaders Community is pledging “to drive positive change for a sustainable and thriving private rented sector.” Set...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New Products To Woo Investors Were Created After Broker Feedback

High profile specialist lender Shawbrook has unveiled two new mortgage products for its Buy to Let, Commercial and Semi-Commercial ranges.  The offerings...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Society enters modest BTL investor market with two products

Beverley Building Society has entered the buy to let market with two new products. Its variable rate BTL for UK customers is...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker searches for interest-free mortgages soar

Legal & General’s new Ignite platform has seen a rise of 53 per cent in one month for broker searches for...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage platform turbo-charges buy to let products after massive investment

LendInvest has announced a £500m investment to contribute towards the cost of new Buy To Let and Residential Mortgage products. This new...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers forecast rise in limited company lending

Nearly half of mortgage brokers expect the volume of buy-to-let portfolio limited company lending they write to increase in the next...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender launches industry-first 'EPC Incentive' buy to let product

Fleet Mortgages is offering landlord borrowers £1,000 cashback if they improve the Energy Performance Certificate of the property to a C...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Searches reveal increasing difficulties for borrowers

The latest monthly criteria index from Knowledge Bank highlights the pressing financial difficulties for many in the UK - and with...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts tell government: ‘Cut landlords some slack’

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association wants the government to give additional support to landlords It says the cumulative effects of regulatory and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Accord cuts rates at the double!

Accord Mortgages is making further changes to its buy-to-let and residential rates. For the second time in as many weeks, buy to...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Bridging market still buoyant despite turbulence

Despite the recent economic turbulence, the bridging market has seen more requests for fast, short-term finance. This type of finance provides certainty...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal eagle casts a beady eye over the 2023 housing market

Homeowners and would-be buyers probably felt the post-pandemic property boom in the UK would go forever. But it slowed dramatically in the...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising Costs - buy-to-lets cost up to 7.7% more on average

Mortgage experts, Revolution Brokers, claim that landlords hoping to reduce void periods by investing in a buy-to-let within high-demand areas will pay...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

70% of landlords own rental properties with D-grade or below EPCs

Despite Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) changes slowly creeping up, the majority of landlords still have low ratings. If landlords do not comply...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The Rise of BTL - Portfolio rental returns increase by 18%

Specialist rental platform, Ocasa, recently shared new findings about rental incomes landlords have received over the past year. According to the analysis, the...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans relaunches range of BTL residential products

A broad array of buy-of-let and residential products have been relaunched to the market by specialist lender Vida. Do I qualify? The buy-to-let...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Healthy English rental market - Buy-to-let void periods decline across the board

The rental market looks to be returning to good health with a significant reduction in void periods and costs compared to...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of landlords support tenants with the rising cost-of-living

Pressure amongst tenants has been mounting as fuel, household bills, and everyday essentials have hit eye-watering costs. New research by Shawnbrook shows...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic Aftershock: landlord insurance pay-outs decline by -33%

The pandemic has had lasting effects on the property sector and market analysis from Total Landlord Insurance discloses that the average...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic payout - landlord insurance claims rose 13% during Covid crisis

Total Landlord Insurance claims that throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, insurance claims increased by 13%. The most common type of claim was...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlord insurance - what causes the most landlord claims?

To keep properties safe from damage and protect earnings, landlord insurance is relied on. Depending on the type of insurance that...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything you need to know about the cost-of-living crisis and your property

Every day on the news we hear more and more about the ever-mounting cost-of-living in the UK, and households are now...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages offers support to energy efficient landlords

Precise Mortgages, part of the leading specialist leader OSB Group, recently recognised a gap in the market and decided to expand...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Boost values – floor plans increase rents up to 26% monthly

Giraffe 360 have discovered that, when marketing a rental property, adding a floor plan to the listing can significantly boost the rental...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

On The Loose! The impact of a rogue tenant on letting agents

It’s no secret that rogue tenants lead to significant financial losses, and is felt in bulk by the landlord, yet research...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

1 in 5 landlords to reduce BTL portfolio as white paper gets mixed response

Research carried out by Total Landlord Insurance shows that landlords all across the country are yet to reach a general consensus...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking £27m deposits still held in rental disputes since 2021

While tenancy disputes did see a year-on-year decline in volume during 2021, the latest industry insight from mydeposits show that there...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty costs on BTL homes up £12k since Gov changes

The average stamp duty payment on buy-to-let (BTL) homes has increased by £11,848 in England, and almost 1,000% higher than that...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental property maintenance totals £30bn per year

Property maintenance remains a vital part of the rental sector as providing legal homes that are comfortable for tenants to live...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the cost of damage for uninsured landlords

New research conducted by Total Landlord reveals that landlords who do not have insurance are treading on thin ice as possible...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – products for expats, self-employed, and landlords

This week’s mortgage roundup showcases the benevolence of the mortgage sector, with The Cambridge relaunching its products for expats, while Newcastle...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

This week’s mortgage roundup is all about simplifying the homebuying journey, with a new partnership formed to streamline the buying process and...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 27% of landlords unaware of their EPC rating

Specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, released a new report about landlord awareness of property Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings. The report...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sector has increased by £239bn since 2017

New research conducted by the property lending experts, Octane Capital, claims that over the last five years the buy-to-let sector has...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – lower rates, AVM integration and going green

This week’s mortgage roundup is a range of reduced rates and new products across the mortgage market, with Furness Building Society’s...

01 February 2022

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Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

In the first mortgage roundup of 2022, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Landay’s bolstered Green...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 15% of landlords unaware of new EPC policies

New research conducted by specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, has revealed that 15% of landlords lack knowledge about impending...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

How can the mortgage industry deliver the green agenda?

When looking at the problem for a greener future many people point to cows or cars, when in fact the housing...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - one third of landlords aim to increase their portfolios in 2022

In a new report put forward by Shawbrook Bank, it was revealed that landlord confidence is at a high level.  Covid-19 continues...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The majority of landlords spent £13k on refurbishments over past year

Savings and lending bank Shawbrook recently conducted a Changing Face Buy-to-Let Report to investigate refurbishment costs. In total 1,000 landlords, and 1,000...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – “Outstanding” products for lenders and consumers

The mortgage roundup column returns to bring you the latest news on mortgage products coming to the market, featuring Furness Building...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Loans Arena – team expansion, revamped brand and new website

Mortgage and protection advisor Loans Arena has launched a brand-new website and expanded its team to align with its revamped brand. The...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – entering the mortgage market and slashing rates

Roma Finance has launched new bridging and development ranges with improved rates and enhanced criteria. The new bridging range, called RomaPrime, is...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

73% of buy-to-let landlords prefer brokers for the best loan

A recent study conducted by Hodge asked portfolio buy-to-let landlords and brokers for their opinions about finding the best loan. The...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – slashing rates, partnerships and green mortgages

The Nottingham has introduced a new larger lending mortgage aimed at those looking to borrow over £350,000. Priced at 1.85%, the two-year...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – revamped products and the highest LTV available

Roma Finance completed a record month in May, reporting a 50% increase in pipeline business on top of the 100% increase...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Brokers tread gently with ‘soft footprints’ most searched April criteria

Brokers are searching for applications that will not leave a lasting mark on a client's credit score, new research from Knowledge Bank...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – fresh products for advisers and landlords incoming

The Nottingham has unveiled loan-to-value (LTV) limited company buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate products. The building society has announced four new two and five-year...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches product range for increasing number of new landlords

Landbay has launched a new range of products dedicated to non-portfolio landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let properties. The new range is...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage memo – current bridging, BTL and lending trends revealed

Private Finance, an independent whole of market mortgage adviser, has released its latest mortgage memo for February. We outline its key findings...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Securing debt’ the most searched criteria in second charges

2021 looks set to be another year of change in the mortgage market, with the second charge market seeing the biggest...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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