The Money Centre’s re-launched online Landlord News Magazine already has 100,232 subscribers according to figures released today by an official source.
The magazine was re-launched by The Money Centre just over a week ago and has captured the interest of literally thousand of buy-to-let investors throughout the UK and beyond. Continue reading Over 100,000 property investors are already receiving Landlord News
One in four buy to let landlords have solid confidence in property investment and believe now is a good time to invest.
Only 2% consider now is a good time to reduce their portfolios – and although the rest think now is not the time to invest, one in three (32%) want to buy more buy to let property in the coming year. Continue reading Landlords eager to expand buy-to-let portfolios. Report from LSL Property Services
Property investors and small businesses are finding problems borrowing as banks and finance institutions have slashed lending by about £13 billion.
The latest annual lending survey by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) shows about £20 billion a year was available for businesses to borrow in the mid-2000s and this has slipped by around 66% to the current £7 billion a year. Continue reading Don’t bank on the high street lenders to finance your business. The Chief Executive of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers speaks out following a survey of members regarding the true state of the market
Property investors innocently switching homes or renting them out may fall foul of new measures to combat fraud.
Two new schemes have started this month aimed at fighting buy to let fraud – but may trap landlords maximising returns and tax reliefs for their properties. Continue reading Tax fraud alerts set to trap landlords who are not declaring rental income or are over stating earnings on mortgage application forms. Lenders now sharing information with HMRC
Buy to let landlords should ignore the myths about insurance and make sure they have the best cover at the best price, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Property investors and homeowners spend billions every year or buildings and contents cover, often without understanding the terms and conditions of their polices. Continue reading How to buy the best landlord insurance cover. Sound advice from the Association of British Insurers
The banks continue to put a brave face on restricted lending by claiming mortgage approvals are up year-on-year – but any property investor or buyer trying to raise a loan to buy a home will probably tell a different story.
Lending figures issued by the banks, building societies and other financial sector groups are now in a cycle of the organisation putting a spin on short-term upward blips when long-term trends tell a different story. Continue reading Bank mortgage lending hits five-month low. Full report from the British Bankers Association and statistics also downloadable
Most landlords look at reducing council tax and business rates while letting property is unoccupied but don’t realise they may have voided their buildings insurance if they make a claim while the property is empty.
Thousands of homes stand empty at any one time – the latest figures for England show 650,000 homes were vacant throughout 2009. Continue reading Why landlords property insurance might not pay out during void periods or when a property is undergoing refurbishment
Thousands of property tax exiles could face huge bills if a billionaire businessman loses his long-running tax battle with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at the Supreme Court.
Robert Gaines-Cooper has fought for years against claims for tax dating back to 1982 and lost his case on appeal earlier this year. Continue reading Property tax exiles could face big UK bills