Housing & Mortgage Round Up: HMRC clampdown on buy to let investors, as house prices rise

Housing & mortgage round up_istockphotoWe’ve got the usual wide range of stories in this week’s Housing & Mortgage Round Up, including a crackdown by HMRC on buy to let landlords, interest rate news and the latest house price survey from the Halifax. Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, again! As expected the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has left base rate on hold at 0.5% for another month. It’s now four years since ...

6 tips for buy to let investors

The rental market is booming. Tight mortgage lending criteria is making it harder for house buyers to get a mortgage and saving the deposit required by most first time buyers these days is tougher than it’s ever been. As a result the buy to let market has seen something of resurgence, monthly rents are rising and in many areas the demand for rental property is outstripping supply. Lower property prices have also tempted many would be landlords to dip their toe into this market, and those with existing portfolios are looking to expand. We thought we’d use our experience in this market to ...