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    1. June 10, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords forced to look north for value

      The appetite of Britain’s buy-to-let landlords for investing in rented properties has been tested to breaking point in...

    2. June 10, 2016

      Buy-to-let assets hit £1.2tn as rent income reaches record level

      Britain’s zeal for buy-to-let has been underlined by research revealing that the value of landlords’ property assets...

    1. June 8, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords win legal fight over tracker mortgages

      Buy-to-let landlords have won a legal battle against a building society that raised the interest rate on their tracker...

    2. May 27, 2016

      Brexit forecast to hit pace of house sales

      A British departure from the EU would sharply reduce the pace of housing transactions, taking up to 10 per cent out of...

    3. May 24, 2016

      HMRC breaks stamp duty record as property sales soar

      Stamp duty receipts hit a record high in March as buy-to-let landlords rushed to buy before tax changes in April levied...

    4. May 20, 2016

      Buy-to-let boom blights the nation’s front gardens

      Britain’s buy-to-let boom is blighting the nation’s gardens as the conflicting incentives of landlords and tenants...

    5. May 9, 2016

      Buy-to-let stamp duty rates cause ‘distortion’ in property market

      The market distortion induced by new stamp duty rates for buy-to-let properties and second homes in the month before it...

    6. April 29, 2016

      Tighter affordability rules limit buy-to-let borrowers’ hopes

      Amateur landlords will find it harder to take out a buy-to-let mortgage after one of the UK’s biggest lenders raised a...

    7. April 22, 2016

      Commercial property: What am I bid?

      His right arm outstretched towards the audience, George Walker switches his gaze like clockwork between the handful of...

    8. April 22, 2016

      Buy-to-let stamp duty will help first-time buyers, says poll

      The stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second homes has won strong public support, according to a poll that...

    9. April 15, 2016

      Does stamp duty really have to be so complex?

      Tax changes can convulse markets. We have just witnessed such a spasm among second home buyers, as a change to stamp...

    10. April 6, 2016

      New rules will do little to quell buy-to-let boom

      Anyone buying a British property this week with the intention of letting it out will have to pay an additional 3 per...

    11. April 1, 2016

      Stamp duty changes: Estate agent phones fall silent after frenzy

      It has been a punishing week at the Swansea offices of Dezrez Legal. Staff at the conveyancer have been working 16-hour...

    12. April 1, 2016

      Estate agents fear slump after last-minute buy-to-let rush

      Estate agents are braced for a slump in demand and cooling prices for houses and flats as a new stamp duty tax on...

    13. April 1, 2016

      Wait until 2019 if you want a buy-to-let property

      What pushed George Osborne into announcing pension freedom? Was it a real desire to give people proper control over...

    14. March 31, 2016

      Buy-to-let lending clampdown: what investors need to know

      Buy-to-let investors this week faced the prospect of new curbs on their ability to borrow, as the Bank of England...

    15. March 30, 2016

      UK solicitors warn of stamp duty ‘meltdown’

      Conveyancing solicitors are in “chaos” as a wave of clients demand they complete house purchases ahead of a Friday...

    16. March 29, 2016

      Buy-to-let landlords face stricter affordability tests

      Britain’s army of amateur landlords will face stricter affordability tests under new Bank of England regulations to...

    17. March 18, 2016

      Budget: Buy-to-let landlords lick their wounds

      Buy-to-let landlords were left licking their wounds after a Budget that confirmed the suspicions of many that George...

    18. March 17, 2016

      Stamp duty changes fuel 30% rise in mortgage lending

      Mortgage borrowing hit an eight-year high for the month of February, providing further evidence of a “rush to buy”...

    19. March 16, 2016

      Budget: Osborne rejects stamp duty relief for large-scale landlords

      Large-scale professional landlords are to face a three percentage point stamp duty surcharge when buying rental...

    20. March 11, 2016

      Rush to purchase buy-to-let homes through companies

      Buy-to-let investors are moving to purchase homes through corporate vehicles to avoid paying an imminent stamp duty...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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