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.
Lending to landlords through limited company structures surged to 100,000 in the first nine months of 2016, more than double the total amount reported in the whole of 2015, findings by Kent Reliance reveal. (Read more)
Renting couples in London looking to start a family would need to fork out 55.6% (£2,460) of their combined average monthly salary to rent an average three-bed property, according to research by Property Partner. (Read more)
The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has been in talks with large UK institutions regarding their buy-to-let business, which some have interpreted as a warning to clamp down on the amount they lend to landlords. (Read more)
The average investor spends £2,000 on a first property before occupation, with over 20% also waiting longer than four months before securing a paying tenant, illustrating the front-loaded nature of some costs for landlords. (Read more)
As of 1 December, landlords who fail to conduct immigration checks on prospective tenants could face unlimited fines and five years of jail time. (Read more)