(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

Category: buy to let finance

What landlords need to think about for 2018

It looks as though 2018 will be a mixed year for landlords. Some will start to feel the pinch of the legislation that’s recently come into force, such as the loss of mortgage interest relief, while a number of tenants may give notice, due to incentives to buy. At the same time, there are likely to be some good deals around for landlords looking to expand their portfolios. For the rest, who may not have the means to buy in the next 12 months, it’s a good opportunity to take stock of their portfolio and make small improvements where needed to help translate rental income into better profits.

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How does rental income affect the amount you can borrow?

The relationship between rental income and the amount you can borrow to finance your investment is one of the most important.

One of the first checks lenders make when you apply for a buy-to-let mortgage is whether the rental income is high enough to cover the repayments and associated costs of letting the property.

Although it can vary, lenders usually want rental income to be 125-130 per cent of the amount you repay on the mortgage each month. Knowing this, it makes sense for you to check these figures for yourself, before you apply, by following these steps:

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Another stunning Buy-to-Let property comes to the market in SK1

I would like to bring to your attention this fantastic property that has just been brought to the market. It is a two double bedroom mid-terrace property, located within walking distance of Stockport Town Centre.

The property is ideal for a BUY-TO-LET investment. On at a Guide Price of £135,000, we estimate a monthly rental return of £695 which, based on the Guide Price, creates a yield of 6.18%.

We are hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday 28th October. All attendees must book in, so call us now on 0161 474 8660 to secure your spot!

You can see full property details here

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New rules on borrowing for portfolio buy-to-let investors

From the 30th September this year, landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties will have to satisfy different criteria to secure mortgage borrowing, as they will be considered ‘portfolio investors’ under new rules being introduced by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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A huge welcome to our new dedicated Mortgage Adviser, Kim Tatton

Kim Tatton, our new resident Mortgage Advisor, has joined my team at Stockport Exchange this week and is ready to get stuck in. If you are looking for general Mortgage Advice or are considering shuffling your property portfolio then Kim is on hand to provide you with the advise you need.

You can read more about Kim and Alexander Chase here

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Are Student Lets a Good Investment?

Although letting to students used to be considered the bottom of the buy to let market, it’s a very different proposition today. That’s because three key shifts have taken place in the market over the last decade: increased health and safety legislation for all rented properties, the expectation of a better standard of living from this generation of students and the growth of institutional investment.  

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