B2L mag Spring 2016

B2L Magazine

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.

B2L News


Knight Frank chair urges govt to U-turn on Stamp Duty for second homes

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 hopeful govt will backtrack on buy-to-let tax treatment

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)


Annual rent growth slows in September

Rents across the UK rose by 3% in the year to September, according to HomeLet, to an average of £910 a month. (Read more)


30% of tenants happy to steal from their landlord’s property

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)


Buy-to-let hotspots revealed

Blackburn has been named the top area for rental yield growth in the latest Buy-to-Let Index from online mortgage lender LendInvest. (Read more)


Purchase applications through limited companies at record high

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)

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