B2L magazine Winter 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

equity in property

Landlords have large chunks of equity in their properties

The average landlord has a huge 65% equity stake in their buy-to-let investment portfolio, according to a survey of experienced landlords by lender Paragon Mortgages. (Read more)

london

London rents down as tenants reach their limits

Average rents in London were £1,280 in February, down 1% on the previous year and down by 0.5% on the previous month, according the Your Move buy-to-let index. (Read more)

rent increase

Landlords turn to rent hikes to protect portfolio profits

Research from Aldermore has shown more portfolio landlords plan to increase rents, in order to cope with the torrent of changes affecting the buy-to-let market rather than this time last year. (Read more)

LA

Buy-to-let tax hikes increase interest in ex-local authority properties

More investors are looking to former local authority properties for their buy-to-let portfolios, after yields were suppressed by the government’s tax reforms. (Read more)

tenants

Long-term tenants may be hit hardest by letting agent fee ban

Tenants who stay in properties the longest could be hit hardest by the government’s proposed ban on letting agent fees, according to ARLA (Read more)

confused

20% of landlords still do not understand tax changes

A fifth of UK landlords do not understand the implications of the government’s reduction in tax relief (Read more)


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