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    1. February 2, 2016

      ‘Generation Rent’ to swell by 1m over next five years

      The demand for rental accommodation will grow by 1.1m households in the next five years even if the government hits its...

    2. January 29, 2016

      How can I increase my savings in line with house prices?

      My husband and I are selling a property in the north of England and will receive equity proceeds of around £200,000. We...

    1. January 26, 2016

      Buy-to-let: is Mark Carney about to take action?

      Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, faces questions from parliament’s Treasury committee on Tuesday about the...

    2. January 22, 2016

      Riskier loans return to London property market

      “Buy to flip” investors in London’s property market may find it easier to sell on new-build flats bought while under...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Are landlords facing the end of buy-to-let?

      Buy-to-let has been good to Rupert Godfrey — but not by design. When the former marketing consultant left London for...

    4. January 21, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords rush to beat UK stamp duty surcharge

      Buy-to-let landlords determined to complete purchases before a new tax surcharge comes into effect in April are piling...

    5. January 6, 2016

      Landlords bullish over higher interest rates

      Three-quarters of landlords would have no difficulties repaying mortgages on their properties if interest rates rose...

    6. December 30, 2015

      Mortgage brokers warn on second-property surcharge

      Housing chains will be put at risk by the UK government’s insistence that people pay a surcharge on stamp duty when...

    7. December 28, 2015

      Move to plug buy-to-let tax loophole

      Ministers are planning to apply new higher rates of stamp duty to homes bought by companies to close what buy-to-let...

    8. December 18, 2015

      Buy-to-let set to dip as UK landlords feel sting of cuts

      Purchases of buy-to-let homes have peaked this year and are set to decline from 2016 onwards after a series of measures...

    9. December 18, 2015

      How should I invest a £300k windfall? I’m 23

      I am 23, and about to receive an inheritance of £300,000. This is obviously fantastic news, though I feel out of my...

    10. December 13, 2015

      Buy-to-let investors face curbs on borrowing

      Mortgage lending to buy-to-let investors is set to be tightened up under proposals to give the Bank of England greater...

    11. December 9, 2015

      Budding buy-to-let millionaires face tough hurdles

      Fergus Wilson’s buy-to-let career started when he and his wife Judith wanted a bigger home in the 1980s; they realised...

    12. December 9, 2015

      Buy-to-let couple to sell entire empire for £250m

      Fergus and Judith Wilson, Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords, are offloading their entire property empire for...

    13. December 3, 2015

      Landlords in UK avoid George Osborne’s buy-to-let curbs

      George Osborne’s attack on the £60bn buy-to-let industry has sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a...

    14. November 28, 2015

      ‘Generation Rent’ tires of London landlords

      “Generation Rent” — professionals under the age of 30 living in rented property — have hit out at buy-to-let landlords,...

    15. November 27, 2015

      Buy-to-let blow from stamp duty increase

      George Osborne’s latest attack on the buy-to-let market will introduce disparities in tax treatment across the UK,...

    16. November 27, 2015

      Buy-to-let: the party’s ending

      Thinking about investing in a buy-to-let property in the UK? George Osborne would rather you did not. In this week’s...

    17. November 25, 2015

      Buy-to-let down damps the dream for wannabe landlords

      It will go down in history as the great buy-to-let down. The UK’s 1.4m private landlords are proving to be a soft...

    18. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

      The UK’s legions of private landlords face a fresh offensive from the chancellor in the form of a stamp duty surcharge...

    19. November 24, 2015

      Landlords focus on cheaper end of buy-to-let market

      Purchasers of buy-to-let properties are turning to the cheaper end of the market as low rates encourage buying but...

    20. November 20, 2015

      Track property price changes on the web

      House sellers and estate agents will find it harder to draw a veil over any decision to drop prices or re-market a...

    21. November 11, 2015

      UK buy-to-let lending surges

      Lending to the buy-to-let market surged last month, in spite of attempts by policymakers to temper investors’...

    22. October 30, 2015

      Should we give our £1.5m buy-to-let to our teenager?

      “We have a problem that I imagine is not unique to parents with buy-to-let properties, especially in London. Eighteen...

    23. October 16, 2015

      Osborne shakes buy-to-let to its foundations

      When Stephen Johnson stood up at a question and answer event last week, he expected to field an assortment of queries...

    24. October 9, 2015

      ‘Tell us what you hate about UK mortgage market’

      If you have a gripe about your mortgage, Christopher Woolard wants to hear about it. This week the head of strategy and...

    25. October 9, 2015

      Cash buyers account for four in ten London property transactions

      The number of homes sold to cash buyers has surged to a record high as older purchasers used housing wealth built over...

    26. September 30, 2015

      Why Generation Rent is near the end of the (tube) line

      When it comes to the obsessions of Londoners, property prices and the Tube both rank highly. No wonder that a map...

    27. September 25, 2015

      Bank of England warns of threats to UK lenders’ stability

      UK banks are vulnerable to the slowdown in China and other emerging market economies, the Bank of England said on...

    28. September 17, 2015

      Fear of rate rise propels mortgage lending to seven-year high

      Mortgage lending swelled to a seven-year high over the summer as low interest rates drove demand for home loans and a...

    29. August 28, 2015

      Deals flood buy-to-let mortgage market

      The number of mortgage deals focused on the buy-to-let market has surpassed 1,000, the highest level for seven years....

    30. August 21, 2015

      Landlords face £5,000 bill for Home Office enforced evictions

      Tightened requirements for landlords to evict tenants who are illegal immigrants could incur thousands of pounds in...

    31. August 7, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — Rental growth

      What does this show? New data from the Office for National Statistics show that the cost of renting in the capital has...

    32. August 6, 2015

      Buy-to-let heyday may be coming to an end

      Rising interest rates will plunge thousands of buy-to-let landlords into financial difficulties and could see a wave of...

    33. August 6, 2015

      How to . . . let out your house when you move abroad

      Many people’s fixation with the central London property market is on how to scramble on to its bottom rung. For others,...

    34. August 3, 2015

      Landlords demand clarity on migrants crackdown

      Buy-to-let landlords have branded government threats to jail those who lease properties to illegal migrants as a...

    35. July 31, 2015

      Outer London house price growth outpaces the centre

      House price growth in outer London has accelerated as rises in the centre have slowed, underlining the dynamic...

    36. July 10, 2015

      Budget may have big effect on house prices in the long term

      Last weekend wandering around Gilleleje harbour in Denmark, I noticed something slightly odd. Every 20 yards or so I...

    37. July 9, 2015

      Mortgage brokers point to loophole in buy-to-let reforms

      A crackdown on mortgage interest tax relief for buy-to-let owners will drive UK landlords to sidestep the new measure...

    38. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Tax changes aim to subdue buy to let boom

      Estate agents have warned that rents are likely to rise as a result of George Osborne’s plans to subdue Britain’s buy...

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