The future of buy-to-let mortgages under scrutiny

A recent announcement from Leeds Building Society ruffled more than a few feathers in the property world. The lender publicly declared it was withdrawing new lending on second home purchases, preferri… Read more…

Section 21s: 1 in 4 regaining possession now to sell up

The extent of which landlords are exiting the buy-to-let market has been laid bare by new research from Landlord Action, part of the Hamilton Fraser Group. Landlord Buyer has seen the results of a new… Read more…

What could the Decent Homes Standard look like?

Earlier in 2022, the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper outlined the introduction of a Decent Homes Standard for the private rental sector. This huge shake up for the industry means more laws fo… Read more…

Landlords see profits shrink or disappear

With the cost of living rising, many of us are feeling the pinch and landlords are no exception. Despite rents rising and strong demand in the rental sector, being a landlord is becoming tougher finan… Read more…

Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper Update

The dust is already settling after the Government published its Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper – the accompanying document to the Renters’ Reform Bill. Landlords across the country will be d… Read more…

How to sell a property with a short lease

Some properties, most commonly flats and maisonettes, are leasehold. This means they have a legal agreement called a lease, which allows you to own the property for a fixed amount of time. The lease i… Read more…

Record number of landlords quitting BtL

Softening, cooling, contracting, slowing – they were all terms used to describe the imminent future of the residential housing market but there’s some serious trend bucking going on. Right now, the on… Read more…

What it costs to make the top 3 eco improvements

In order to help meet its net zero target by 2050, the Government is tightening the energy standards that buy-to-let properties must meet. Many landlords with low EPC ratings will have to make signifi… Read more…

All change: the key points contained in The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016

It was only recently that Landlord Buyer reported the Welsh Government’s plans to allow its local authorities to charge council tax premiums up to 300% for second homes and long-term empty properties.… Read more…