A Guide for Landlords Letting to Students

It’s no secret that student tenants get a bad rap. Complaints about loud parties, destroyed furniture and week-old pizza boxes abound. So much so that apparently seven out of 10 landlords won’t rent to students for fear of damages to their properties. But by shunning the student rental market, the majority are landlords are losing out on a lucrative market. For starters, the stereotype of the irresponsible and lazy student isn’t really fair; with rising tuition fees and living costs taking a hearty chunk out of their wallets, today’s students are more conscientious than ever. Buy-to-let properties in university towns More ›

New Tax Rules for Buy-to-Let Landlords: What You Need to Know

New Tax Rules for Buy-to-Let Landlords: What You Need to Know If you are a landlord with a buy-to-let mortgage and will still be renting out your property in 2017, there are some important (and controversial) tax changes coming into force next year. Expect a change in the way you calculate profits for your buy-to-let business. According to the government, almost one in five landlords will end up paying more tax, so read on to find out if you’re one of them. Mortgage interest no longer deductible At the moment, mortgage interest and other finance costs on buy-to-let property are More ›