Tightness in rental yields are partly an inverse result of capital appreciation, so the BTL buyer is always in a win-win situation, argues Jeff Knight, director of marketing at GMAC-RFC.
Bradford & Bingley's announcement it has stopped selling competitors' mortgages through its 200-plus high street branches still makes business sense despite recent rises in the key base rate of interest, the lender says.
Six months of trials have persuaded Abbey for Intermediaries to go into the buy-to-let market on a permanent basis.
Confidence among residential property investors remains high despite the onset of houses in multiple occupancy licensing, research from Paragon Mortgages reveals.
Fund manager George Luckraft is predicting there could be an imminent rise in the number of unsold or vacant buy-to-let properties, which will in turn make banking stocks less attractive as an investment.
The number of buy-to-let investors has increased by 50% since last month as a result of a buoyant rental market and may also be linked to pension reforms regarding sipps, reserach reveals.
The buy-to-let market has come to a standstill as a result of rising interest rates according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) latest lettings survey.