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Whether you’re new to buy to let or you want to build your portfolio, choosing the most suitable mortgage can take a lot of time and effort. Using a specialist buy to let mortgage broker has a number of benefits, and has proven to be a go-to service for many landlords. Below we list the top five reasons to use a buy to let mortgage broker. Specialist in buy to let A buy to let mortgage broker has expert knowledge of the buy to let market and can provide useful information and guidance about buy to let deals and rates that are available.   Support and advice for landlords As brokers are experts in buy to let, they may also provide support for landlords and can assist with where to get further advice on management strategy and property portfolios. Access to the best deals Buy to let mortgage brokers have access to a wide range of lenders and buy to let mortgage deals. ... (more)

Local and regional landlords association list

Good old 2013. If the year of the Immigration Bill, the Tenant’s Charter, the EU Mortgage Directive near-miss, the Superstrike vs. Rodriguez tenancy deposit protection case, the West Bromwich Building Society (and Bank of Ireland) tracker rate hikes and the Newham Regulation Scheme has taught us anything, it’s that landlords have a lot to wrap their heads around. This is particularly true if you’re self-managing, but even landlords who aren’t have to stay on top of an awful lot. New developments in the world of finance, law and property mean that buy to let is very far from being ... (more)

Can I live in my buy to let property?

There is every chance that, at some point, you might find yourself looking for a new place to live. There a numerous reasons that this might happen. Your relationship might break down, or you might find yourself unable to keep up mortgage repayments on your main home. On the flipside, of course, you might just want to downsize after the kids have moved out or you’ve retired. Maybe you just fancy a change of scenery. Whatever the case, if you have a buy to let property, a novel suggestion might occur to you: why not just live there? After all, you already have a mortgage on it. I... (more)

Landlord registration: good or bad?

by Ben Gosling. Landlords in Scotland are required to register with each local authority where they own a rental property. Whilst landlords south of Hadrian’s wall might think they’ve dodged a bullet by escaping this requirement to date, landlord registration might be even closer than just a glen or two away. For one, the shadow government have made it a part of their housing policy (see Labour’s policy review Private Rented Housing: Improving Standards for all, released a few months ago). Various pressure groups are also calling for a national landlord register, and some local a... (more)

Consolidating debts with a buy to let remortgage

We often talk on this site about the benefits of remortgaging. Regularly switching loan to save on interest rates, particularly while rates are so low, is a sure fire way to bolster your yields and help keep your business in the black. Remortgages have other uses, too. If you have a healthy chunk of equity in a buy to let property you can use a mortgage to release cash – this can be used to renovate your property and increase its value, or perhaps invest in property elsewhere if you want to expand your portfolio. Another, less common use for cash released with a buy to let remor... (more)