The latest B2L magazine contains a range of helpful articles explaining how this year's Stamp Duty changes and looming tax reforms could affect you, the importance of regular communication with your lender to prevent problems, how to switch a better deal and understanding your responsibilities as a landlord.
The government has been called on to reverse the 3% Stamp Duty tax on second purchases by Knight Frank’s group chairman, Alistair Elliott, who pointed out that increasing tax "does not increase supply". (Read more)
Lenders are optimistic that the government will reverse its position on at least one of the changes to taxation or stricter treatment of the buy-to-let market. (Read more)
Nearly one in three (30%) people who have rented a property in the last five years think it is acceptable to take items that don’t belong to them when they move out, according to Direct Line for Business. (Read more)
A survey of investors purchasing buy-to-let properties reveals a growing interest in the use of limited company structures to buy homes as product rates become more competitive. (Read more)