Buy to let news update

Published: Wednesday 23 November, 2016 / Economy

What Hammond’s Autumn Statement means for UK landlords

Autumn Statement 2016 sees ban on letting agent fees to tenants,£2.3bn investment in Housing Infrastructure Fund to build 100,000 new homes and £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes.

Published: Tuesday 08 November, 2016 / BTL mortgages

Buy-to-let underwriting is changing right now

The PRA is bringing about change to financially protect landlords, but are you aware of the implications for buy-to-let borrowing?

Published: Friday 14 October, 2016 / Economy

Making sense of 6 months of change in Buy-to-Let

Commercial Trust’s CEO Andrew Turner gives his views on the buy to let market, the factors that have shaped it over the last 6 months and looks to the future to see how things are shaping up for 2017.

The Bank of England headquarters at Threadneedle Street, London
Published: Thursday 04 August, 2016 / Economy Updated: Tuesday 09 August, 2016

Bank of England cuts interest rates by 0.25%

In light of worsening economic conditions following Brexit, the Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.25%.

The Houses of Parliament
Published: Thursday 14 July, 2016 / Property investment

New government sees George Osborne replaced as chancellor

New Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed George Osborne from the role of chancellor of the exchequer, perhaps signalling a new political era for buy to let.

The Bank of England headquarters at Threadneedle Street
Published: Friday 01 July, 2016 / Economy

Carney: Brexit may mean interest rate cuts

The Governor of the Bank of England has hinted at a need for looser monetary policy in the wake of the vote to withdraw from the European Union.

EU flags flying outside the Berlaymont building, Brussels
Published: Friday 24 June, 2016 / Economy

What does the ‘Brexit’ vote mean for UK landlords?

The ‘leave’ campaign has claimed a narrow victory in the referendum to decide the UK’s membership of the EU. Find out how ‘Brexit’ could affect the economy, housing market and private rental sector in the coming months and years.

Statue of Lady Justice at the Old Bailey
Published: Friday 08 July, 2016 / BTL mortgages

Legal victory for landlords over tracker rate hike

Thousands of landlords are set to receive payouts following a legal victory over a mortgage lender that increased its tracker rates, despite there being no movement in the Bank of England base rate.