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Buy-to-let lenders favouring percentage-based fees

Flat fees have long been popular as a way for lenders to maintain profitability while still offering competitive rates, while other products instead carry a variable fee based on the

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Salford has best rental yields in the UK

In Salford, whose Media City (pictured) is occupied by the BBC and ITV, landlords made 7.08% in the year to March 2017. Other strong performing cities are Leeds, (5.96%) Manchester

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Limited company buy-to-let product count soars

There are currently 266 products, up from 198 in the fourth quarter of 2016. David Whittaker, chief executive of Mortgages for Business, said: “With the changing face of the buy-to-let

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Buy-to-let LTVs falling

In the first quarter of 2016 the typical LTV fell by 2% to 35%, while this trend has gone on for some time since average gearing stood at 42% in

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Northern landlords getting the best returns

In the North landlords made an annual yield of 7.0% in the second half of 2016 despite monthly rents of just £513. Other strong areas were Northern Ireland (6.5%) and

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Eight tax changes investors should watch out for

As another tax year fast approaches here are eight changes you should be aware of when it comes to saving tax in 2017/2018. Corporate bond funds change to paying gross

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London rents fall both monthly and annually

Rents in the capital were 1% lower than the same point a year ago and 0.5% down on January. In London the average rent is £1,286 a month, which Your

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London drags rental averages down

Tenants in newly let homes saw the cost of renting fall year-on-year in February for the first time in six years, Countrywide’s letting index has revealed. Across England, Scotland and

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Landlords turn to commercial buy-to-let to avoid tax changes

April will see a reduction in mortgage tax relief and individual landlords will be prevented from deducting their interest payments or any other finance-related costs from their turnover before declaring

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Investors paid £35,000 more for property in 2016

In the process property investors borrowed £15,000 more, with typical loan sizes reaching £185,188, and deposits rose by nearly £20,000 to £125,016 in 2016. Darren Pescod, managing director of The