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Interest Rates Have Risen To 2.25% – What does This Mean For UK Property Investors

Interest Rates have risen by half a percent, to 2.25%. What does this mean for UK property prices and our housing market and how will this affect property investors?
How high will interest rates even go?
What should you do now with your existing buy to…

Cheap expat mortgages for UK landlords living abroad?

Hi, I own 5 mortgaged rental properties in the UK. Since I am now living abroad I am concerned that when the mortgages are up for renewal, I will not be able to borrow at competitive rates.
I can only find a few lenders who will lend to expats and the …

How the Government’s mini-budget affects landlords

The much anticipated mini-budget from the new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered a few surprises for landlords.
Income tax rates have been changed and there is a cut to stamp duty.
However, one critic says the government has missed an opportunity to h…

Shelter calls for the unfreezing of housing benefit

Nearly 1.1 million private renters in England – that’s one in seven – had their rent increased in the last month, a report from Shelter reveals.
The charity’s research shows millions of private tenants are ‘stretched to breaking point’ and …

First time buyers to continue renting for two extra years

The homebuying dream for first-time buyers (FTBs) has been delayed by nearly two years due to the cost-of-living crisis, research reveals.
This means that most of those trying to save for a home of their own will have to continue renting.

Sell your low yielding properties now to avoid financial Armageddon

A catastrophic rise in interest rates to 2.25% leaves landlords shocked with £5,000 monthly bills.
It’s disastrous news for landlords when things couldn’t get any worse. The decision by the Bank of England to increase the base rate from 1.75% to 2.25%…

Demand for ‘bills included’ rental properties goes up in London

Demand for rental homes across the capital with bills included within the cost of renting has climbed considerably since April, research reveals.
The findings from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, however, highlights that tenants are still…

Is there still value from incorporating where no bank borrowings?

Hi, Is there value from incorporating a buy to let portfolio where there are no bank borrowings?
We have a small portfolio of three let houses and an industrial yard with no borrowings and the total value is about £1m and the rentals are about £50k pa.

Bank of England increases interest rate to 2.25%

The Bank of England has increased interest rates in the UK by 0.5 percentage points, to 2.25% – that’s the highest level for 14 years.
The move has been made in a bid to tackle soaring prices and the rates are now at their highest since 200…

Bank of England increases interest rate to 2.25%

The Bank of England has increased interest rates in the UK by 0.5 percentage points, to 2.25% – that’s the highest level for 14 years.
The move has been made in a bid to tackle soaring prices and the rates are now at their highest since 200…

Carbon monoxide alarms – balanced flue boilers?

Hi Guys and Gals,
Can’t find a clear answer to “is a CO2 detector required for a modern balanced flue combination gas boiler installed in a purpose-built cupboard on a landing?”.
Some say yes and some say no.

Regulator of Social Housing to introduce tenant satisfaction measures

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has revealed that all registered providers of social housing will need to collect and publish information on repairs, safety checks and complaints.
The move follows a consultation on tenant satisfaction measures (T…

Commercial landlords are unaware of EPC changes

Nearly two-fifths (39%) of commercial landlords are unaware of new standards on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) coming into force in April 2023, new research reveals.
The findings from property business experts Handelsbanken highlight the confus…

All-inclusive tenants WILL get £400 energy bill rebate

Landlords will have to pass on a £400 energy rebate to their tenants who are paying rent with their bills included, the government has revealed.
The move is part of the government’s help to deal with soaring energy bills and various charities have voic…

Does your Buy to Let beat inflation?

As inflation continues to rise at the fastest rate in over 40 years, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find business and investment opportunities that can withstand the difficult economic landscape.
In property, there have certainly been many pos…

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