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  1. 9 hours ago

    Raymond Mould returns to build portfolio of UK rented homes

    Veteran property entrepreneur Raymond Mould is to launch a company that will invest in privately rented homes, his first...

  2. July 25, 2014

    London landlords see lowest yields

    Landlords in London receive the lowest rental yields of any region in the UK, but the pace of capital appreciation more than...

  1. July 18, 2014

    How about some help for Generation Rent?

    A report published this week helped explain the economic pain that young adults have been feeling for years. The financial...

  2. July 11, 2014

    ‘Anyone with half a brain’ could do buy-to-let

    Britain’s most renowned landlord never intended to own a thousand properties and plans to spend his retirement tending his...

  3. July 4, 2014

    Leeds unveils holiday let mortgage

    Leeds Building Society has launched a holiday let mortgage for homeowners seeking to rent out their property, as more...

  4. June 6, 2014

    Brandeaux fund to float as a Reit

    A £1.1bn open-ended property fund that was forced to suspend redemptions last July is seeking new funds through an initial...

  5. May 17, 2014

    The dangerous myth of ‘low risk’ property persists

    It combines one of the biggest investment themes of the past decade with one of the hottest themes of the current one. It...

  6. April 25, 2014

    Buy-to-let market in UK is no easy street

    It is 18 years since buy-to-let mortgages were dreamt up, paving the way for homeowners to become property investors and...

  7. April 18, 2014

    Rent growth slowest in four years

    Rent rises across England and Wales have slowed to their lowest annual rate in over four years, helping to drag buy-to-let...

  8. April 15, 2014

    Ministers to set regulatory demands for letting agents

    The government moved a step closer to regulating letting agents on Tuesday as the number of complaints received against them...

  9. April 4, 2014

    Buy-to-let lender drops age limit

    The Mortgage Works (TMW), the buy-to-let lending arm of Nationwide, has removed the upper age limit on its mortgage range,...

  10. March 28, 2014

    Pensioners urged to beware buy-to-let

    Major changes to the UK’s pension system could lead more pensioners into the buy-to-let market in search of income, but...

  11. February 28, 2014

    Sorry decline of English social housing

    ‘In 2012-13, the private rented sector overtook the social rented sector to become the second largest tenure in England.’...

  12. January 25, 2014

    The Reit answer for property investors?

    Few types of investment are so ingrained in the British pysche that they come complete with their own idioms. But is...

  13. January 22, 2014

    Buy-to-let landlords fear losing insurance

    Tens of thousands of buy-to-let landlords face a huge rise in insurance premiums due to government plans to exclude rented...

  14. January 17, 2014

    Boost for landlords as arrears fall

    The overall amount of rents in arrears in England and Wales fell throughout 2013, according to new data, increasing...

  15. December 13, 2013

    Overseas-based landlords break 2m barrier

    The number of landlords based abroad investing in UK buy-to-let property has surpassed 2 million for the first time,...

  16. December 13, 2013

    Rent arrears double in six years

    The number of tenants falling behind with their rent payments has more than doubled over the past six years, according to...

  17. November 25, 2013

    UK taxpayers provide £5bn annual subsidy for buy-to-let landlords

    Taxpayers are subsidising buy-to-let landlords with £5bn a year because of loopholes that allow rental income and capital...

  18. November 8, 2013

    Lenders target buy-to-let landlords

    Landlords have an increasing number of cheap mortgage options as more lenders look to target the rapidly growing private...

  19. October 3, 2013

    Repossessed One Hyde Park flat sells for £5m

    The first repossessed flat at London’s most expensive residential development, One Hyde Park, has been sold for “close to”...

  20. September 11, 2013

    Councils call for more power over landlords

    Local councils should be given the power to license and fine private landlords in order to improve the quality of rented...

  21. July 10, 2013

    Crisis fears mount as private renting grows

    For the first time in half a century, the number of households renting from private landlords has overtaken those living in...

  22. June 25, 2013

    Paragon pulls fixed-rate mortgages

    Paragon Mortgages, the buy-to-let lender, has withdrawn its fixed-rate mortgage products following the recent jump in swap...

  23. June 14, 2013

    So how much is your house really worth?

    Gloomy predictions of a meltdown in the UK’s residential property market have come to nothing. Far from collapsing, house...

  24. June 14, 2013

    Growing calls to ban upfront fees for UK tenants

    Calls to end upfront tenancy fees were stepped up this week after a Shelter report warned they were spiralling “out of...

  25. May 10, 2013

    UK landlords ‘face more red tape’ after Queen’s Speech

    Buy-to-let property investors face the prospect of more red tape after the government revealed plans to make landlords...

  26. May 5, 2013

    Overseas buyers boost prime central London property prices

    London’s high-end homes have continued to rise in value on the back of strong overseas demand, defying expectations that...

  27. April 24, 2013

    BoE opens Funding for Lending door to buy-to-let landlords

    Buy-to-let landlords could be the biggest beneficiaries of the Bank of England’s expanded Funding for Lending Scheme,...

  28. March 22, 2013

    Housing emphasis evokes past politicians

    When George Osborne this week put housing at the centre of his Budget his rhetoric unearthed memories of political giants of...

  29. March 8, 2013

    Tax take from CGT surges by 43%

    The amount of capital gains tax (CGT) collected by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has surged by 43 per cent in one year,...

  30. February 28, 2013

    Bank of Ireland raises mortgage rates

    Thousands of buy-to-let landlords will be hit by a doubling of their mortgage interest rates after Bank of Ireland said it...

  31. February 18, 2013

    Paragon eyes retail bonds to support growth

    Paragon Group is eyeing retail bonds as a way for the buy-to-let lender to support further growth in lending and...

  32. February 15, 2013

    Buy-to-let at highest level in four years

    The number of buy-to-let mortgages reached its highest level in four years in 2012, as landlords benefited from strong...

  33. November 22, 2012

    Grainger outperforms market despite loss

    Grainger, the UK’s largest residential landlord by market value, has managed to outperform the market despite a loss before...

  34. November 20, 2012

    Banks’ travails drive profits at Paragon

    Shrinking banks and a growing rental market were again the profit-drivers at Paragon giving the buy-to-let lender the...

  35. August 17, 2012

    Is now a good time to invest in buy-to-let?

    Savers are being tempted to invest in a buy-to-let property after average rental prices hit a new high in July – but some...

  36. June 29, 2012

    How can the self-employed get a mortgage?

    I have been self-employed for three years and own two properties that I rent out. But I now want to purchase my own home. I...

  37. April 13, 2012

    Landlord tax relief under threat

    Buy-to-let property investors have been warned not to count on unlimited tax relief against rental income next year, under...

  38. April 5, 2012

    Landlords face tougher penalties

    Landlords will face tougher penalties if they fail to protect a tenant’s deposit in a government-approved scheme under new...

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