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The rise of the ‘silver landlord’

A third (32 per cent) of people aged 45 – 64 with a pension would consider using some or all of their pension pot to fund the purchase of a buy-to-let property as an alternative to a traditional pension income funded by an annuity, according to analysis by Direct Line for Business (DL4B), the small business insurer.

Property investment opportunities for buyers in the South West

Property investment opportunities for buyers in the South West

David Wilson Homes is offering a major initiative to sell show homes at its developments in the region to new and experienced buy-to-let investors.

Buy-to-let investments are set to land retirees with big tax bills

Major changes to pensions could potentially be bad news for retirees looking to invest in buy-to-let property, as they could be hit by five separate taxes, according to Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants.

How ethical are Britain's landlords?

Contrary to popular stereotype, Britain's landlords are largely an ethical group according to research released today by Saga Home Insurance. In a poll of UK adults, 77% of tenants rated their current landlord as "good" or "excellent", with just 8% giving a "poor" rating.

Buy-to-let landlords report on steady quarter

The latest landlord research from buy-to-let mortgage lender Paragon Mortgages shows that landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter.

Skipton extends buy to let mortgage range

Skipton is launching a refreshed range of fixed rate buy-to-let products designed to give landlords even more choice.

Acton Gardens offers excellent returns for property investors

Acton Gardens offers excellent returns for property investors

Thanks to the highly anticipated arrival of Crossrail in 2018, Acton has been highlighted by Rentonomy, the property letting website, as one of the top three areas in London to purchase a property to buy-to-let.

Buy-to-let celebrates 18 year milestone

The year 1996 was the year that John Major was in power, a little known band called the Spice Girls stormed the charts and just 4% of the UK population had access to something called the internet. It was also the year that buy-to-let was born.

Agent rebrands to form Go Global Student

Agent rebrands to form Go Global Student

Established estate agent Go Global Investments has taken the bold move to rebrand as ‘Go Global Student’. Having sold dozens of student housing units in the past 12 months, and with great faith in the sector going forward, its owners thought it wise to specialise.

Leeds Building Society cuts rates on Buy to Let mortgage deals

Leeds Building Society is reducing rates on some Buy to Let mortgages by up to 0.40% and introducing new five year fixed rate deals.

Average size of rental portfolio grows in Q3

Research by Paragon Mortgages has revealed that the average size of landlords’ property portfolios has risen for the second successive quarter.

Third of renters have never met their landlord

Of the people in the UK who privately rent their home, nearly one in three have never met their landlord.

94% of landlords say tenant demand is stable or growing

Almost 100% of landlords surveyed, by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages, reported that tenant demand is currently stable or growing.

Fees transparency to ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants

Letting agents will be required to publish full details of the fees they charge under plans announced by government ministers today (13 May 2014). The move ensures a fair deal for landlords and tenants, closing off the opportunity for a small minority of rogue agents to impose unreasonable, hidden charges.

Landlords show growing confidence in buy-to-let market

In line with trends in Q4 2013, landlords remain positive about the buy-to-let market a report by Paragon Mortgages has revealed.