What tax relief can landlords claim?

UK buy-to-let landlords managed to claw back more tax relief than ever despite no longer being able to fully offset their mortgage interest costs. The amount claimed rose to £18.5 billion in the 2020/21 tax year, the last for which accounts were filed – up from £18.1 billion the previous year. This was according to analysis … Read more

Are we on the cusp of a rental crisis? Available properties are at record lows

Renters are facing record pressure when house hunting, with more than 28 prospective tenants for every available property. There is an average of just five properties to rent per letting agent branch according to Propertymark, the membership body for property agents. This represents a 44 per cent drop from the four-year average, which is nine … Read more

Stamp duty surcharge: Could it rise to 4% in the spring statement?

Landlords awaiting the Spring Statement could be forgiven for fearing further tax hikes are heading their way. Households are already being clobbered with a National Insurance contribution rise, jump in energy and fuel costs, alongside other bills soaring with Inflation. Tomorrow could see the Government try to help fan the flames and in doing so, … Read more

Buy-to-let investor hotspots are Milton Keynes, Bristol and Manchester

Landlords’ property hotspots revealed: Milton Keynes, Bristol and Manchester see surge in buy-to-let purchases as renters return to towns and cities Buy-to-let purchases in town and city centres were up 100% in 2021 Milton Keynes saw a whopping 667% increase in buy-to-let mortgage purchases Bristol and Manchester saw 4 times the number of mortgage completions  Analysis taken … Read more

Where are the best cities for buy-to-let investors?

Bristol has been named the UK’s best city to be a buy-to-let landlord, thanks to its healthy house price growth and high proportion of renters.  Following closely behind Bristol, the prestigious university cities of Oxford and Cambridge were ranked second and third.  This was according to specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Aldermore’s Buy-to-Let City Tracker, which … Read more