Why The Bank Of England Wants To Control Buy To Let

Why The Bank Of England Wants To Control Buy To Let

Bank of England governor Mark Carney wants buy to let mortgage rent cover ratios to ensure landlords are safeguarded from financial risk when interest rates rise. In his latest Financial Stability Report, Carney outlines his worries about landlord borrowing and...
Buy To Let Gripped By Uncertainty, Say Lenders

Buy To Let Gripped By Uncertainty, Say Lenders

The future of buy to let is uncertain for property investors due to concerns about tighter borrowing controls and changes to landlord taxes, according to lender trade body The Council of Mortgage lenders. Publishing a new study releasing a stack of new data about buy...
Buy To Let Is Far From Booming, Argue Lenders

Buy To Let Is Far From Booming, Argue Lenders

Buy to let lenders have kicked off a campaign with new statistics that reveal the private rental sector may not be enjoying a boom time but may face an uncertain future due to new borrowing restrictions and taxes. Trade body The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML)...
Buy To Let Rents Surge By 12 Percent In A Year

Buy To Let Rents Surge By 12 Percent In A Year

Average rents paid by new tenants across the UK were 11.8% higher in the three months to July compared to a year earlier. Rent growth in the quarter was also higher than the 8.2% recorded in 2014 and 3.7% in 2013, according to data from specialist landlord buy to let...
Top Three Rental Hot Spots In England Revealed

Top Three Rental Hot Spots In England Revealed

England’s top three rental hot spots are all in the north of England, while the worst rental returns are in London, according to new research. Manchester, Hull and Blackpool snatched the top three places in the HSBC survey of rents and yields, while Forest Heath,...
Lenders Say Buy To Let Borrowing Is Healthy And Booming

Lenders Say Buy To Let Borrowing Is Healthy And Booming

Buy to let lending surged in March as landlords borrowed £2.7 billion, according to trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). Lending by banks and building societies was up 12% in March compared to February 2015 and 21% year-on-year. Borrowing was evenly split...
Mortgage Lenders Say That ​Landlord finances Are improving

Mortgage Lenders Say That ​Landlord finances Are improving

Buy to let mortgage arrears and repossessions are falling as the economic climate improves, according to bank and building society trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). Compared with a year ago, fewer landlords are in mortgage arrears and lenders even...
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