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80% LTV 5 year fixed BTL at 3.99% for individuals or Ltd companies

80% LTV 5 year fixed BTL at 3.99% for individuals or Ltd companies

10/02/2016

Aldermore have reduced their 5 year fixed Buy to Let rate to 3.99% for single residential units in the name of individuals or limited companies up to a maximum of 80% Loan to Value. Aldermore do not credit score and every case is individually assessed by the underwriting team. You can use all of the… Read more

Confidence now worse in BTL than during the financial crisis

Confidence now worse in BTL than during the financial crisis

02/02/2016

Landlords’ confidence in the buy to let (BTL) sector has collapsed to an all-time low and is now ‘worse than levels witnessed during the financial crash’, the CEO of the UK’s largest landlord association will tell leading mortgage professionals today (2nd February 2016). Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of the National Landlords Association (NLA), will… Read more

Flexibility and resilience in joint ventures

Flexibility and resilience in joint ventures

28/01/2016

When buying property with another person, typically with an investor, what’s important for us is sticking to our ethos and values. This allows us to over come most issues in the right way. This doesn’t mean every joint venture or deal is the same. Actually what’s important to remember is flexibility must always be a… Read more

Shawbrook launch new BTL products for the rush before Stamp Duty increases

Shawbrook launch new BTL products for the rush before Stamp Duty increases

Shawbrook Bank are one of the most flexible lenders for property investors with real underwriters that will look at individual cases and a whole range of criteria and products from standard BTL to Refurbs and Bridging facilities. They have just released a new range of BTL products to attract business from the rush to get… Read more

Buy to Let Maximum age 110 with Precise Mortgages!

Buy to Let Maximum age 110 with Precise Mortgages!

19/01/2016

Precise Mortgages have today launched a new flexible criteria for landlords looking to finance their portfolios into retirement with a maximum age of 110. The maximum age at the point of application is 80 with a possible loan term of 30 years taking the borrower to 110. Precise have also launched a new range of… Read more

Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

Ahead of the Spring 2016 budget, Cotswold Barristers have reported a huge increase in the number of enquiries regarding the use of Beneficial Interest Company Trusts to avoid the need to rearrange mortgage finance when incorporating residential rental property businesses. The rules regarding Stamp Duty Land Tax changes are still not clear but one thing is for… Read more

Shawbrook reduce interest rates and arrangement fees

Shawbrook reduce interest rates and arrangement fees

14/01/2016

With the proposed increase in stamp duty (additional 3%), restriction of tax relief on interest payments and changes to the wear & tear allowance; 2016 has never been a more important time to have your portfolio professionally reviewed. Whether it be via moving your property into a limited company structure, making new purchases before the… Read more

Home Office News Release

Home Office News Release

08/01/2016

LANDLORDS IN ENGLAND GET READY FOR RIGHT TO RENT Landlords are being reminded that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England. The new law means that from 1 February 2016, landlords will have to carry out quick and simple checks to ensure potential tenants have the… Read more

RICS warn Government policy could increase rents 25% over the next 5 years

RICS warn Government policy could increase rents 25% over the next 5 years

24/12/2015

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that rents could outstrip house prices with tenants paying as much as 25% more in 5 years time. Chief economist for RICS, Simon Rubinsohn, was concerned that recent government moves to discourage Buy to Let with a cap on mortgage interest relief and increasing stamp duty… Read more

Mark Carney and the FPC are watching Buy to Let

Mark Carney and the FPC are watching Buy to Let

16/12/2015

In an interview with the Financial Times yesterday defending ‘Forward Guidance’ Mark Carney, The Governor of the Bank of England, expressed concerns if Buy to Let investors were to all sell at the same time in the event of a fall in house prices. Mr Carney said “So we do have to be careful around… Read more

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