Our experts cut through the noise to tell you what you need to know

With over 40 years of experience behind us and some of the industry's most quoted experts in our ranks, there's not much we don't know about mortgages.

However, we know our industry is awash with jargon, so our experts aim to keep it simple. Through this blog, social media and our monthly newsletter, experienced mortgage advisers explain the nuances of the mortgage market, how economic factors influence the availability of mortgages and get to the meaning behind regulatory changes. 

29/04/2019 by Robyn

The finance costs restriction is still being phased in. It was outlined in Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015, but won't be fully in place until 2020. We explain what this means for landlords and what they can currently deduct in finance costs.

27/07/2018 by Kath

Tops tips on arranging finance before a property auction - our experts look at what you need to know.

17/07/2018 by Cat

Following the Buy-to-Let PRA changes to landlords’ tax relief introduced last year, many investors are now considering structuring their investment portfolios into Limited Companies. There are some potential advantages and drawbacks to this approach and below we will briefly outline some of the these.

21/06/2018 by Kath

We look at our top tips on what you need to consider before investing and becoming a holiday-let landlord.

31/01/2018 by Katherine

Tens of thousands of homeowners became accidental landlords in 2017, as homes in the notoriously expensive South East and London struggled to sell leaving their owners no option but to rent them.

23/11/2017 by Ray Boulger

Our expert Ray Boulger examines yesterday's Budget announcement from the Chancellor Phillip Hammond

22/11/2017 by Richard

The Chancellor Philip Hammond today stood in the House of Commons, turned to the Speaker and commented: "The Prime Minister made a pledge to Britain’s younger generation that she would dedicate her premiership to fixing this problem. Today we take the next steps to delivering on that pledge. By choosing to build"

24/10/2017 by Richard

With the implementation of Prudential Regulation Authorities (PRA) Phase 2 recommendations at the end of September, lenders have had to change their underwriting approach towards portfolio landlords (those with four or more buy to let properties). Many lenders are stipulating that a landlord must be able to provide an overview of their property business plan when applying for a mortgage.

18/09/2017 by Paul Elliot

If you’re a BTL landlord converting your property to a short term holiday let isn’t as simple as creating a listing on site like Airbnb – we look at what you need to know!

11/08/2017 by Paul Elliot

With phase 2 of the Prudential Regulation Authorities’ (PRA) buy to let recommendations fast approaching, lenders have at last started to share their proposed approach to underwriting portfolio landlords.

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