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Fees for buy-to-let reach new low

The index published by Mortgages for Business showed the average flat fee among buy-to-let mortgage products fell by more than 5%, down to £1,370 from £1,446 in Q1. Steve Olejnik,

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Landlords choosing cheaper properties

An analysis of mortgages arranged via the lender in Q2 found that all types of buy-to-let properties purchased during the quarter had lower values than usual. Those lower-value properties are

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Limited company buy-to-lets now surpassing individual

More than half (51%) of buy-to-let lending by volume was to limited companies in the second quarter of 2017. What is more, nearly three quarters (73%) of buy-to-let purchases were

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Property investors still looking to expand portfolios

More landlords are looking to expand their portfolios than in November (45%) and a year ago (41%) despite the restrictions on mortgage tax relief and the 3% stamp duty surcharge.

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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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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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Landlords turn to limited company BTLs

The number of lenders offering buy-to-let products to limited company investors increased in the first half of the year to 14 from 12. The rise was due to existing buy-to-let

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Limited company BTLs rose in January

Applications made by limited companies accounted for 43% of all buy-to-let transactions in January, analysis from broker Mortgages for Business has revealed, up from 38% in December 2014. “Landlords have

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Limited company buy-to-let options on the up

Research from Mortgages for Business showed that in the first half of 2015, 23% of buy-to-let lenders offered products to limited companies, up from 21% in the second half of 2014. Limited

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