Buy-to-let property

Investing in buy-to-let property has been a huge money-spinner for years now. But it's controversial.

Many people accuse buy-to-let landlords of fuelling Britain's house-price bubble, for example. And now, with a change in the tax regime, it looks like it's coming under fire from government too.

Not a time to be a buy-to-let landlord

Cover of MoneyWeek magazine issue no772

Back when MoneyWeek started, buy-to-let seemed a really good idea. It was. Now, though, it really isn’t, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Buy-to-let investors: don’t fight the government

The government has given another clear signal that it has the buy-to-let business firmly in its sights. Avoid at all costs, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why a pension beats a buy-to-let flat hands down

It used to make some sense to forget about saving for a pension and get a buy-to-let flat instead, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But not any more. You’d be mad not to take advantage of the current benefits of saving for a pension.

Britons just won’t give up on buy-to-let (but they really should)

George Osborne’s plans for buy-to-let property make the sector look decidedly dodgy. But that’s not stopped people thinking it can solve all their financial problems.

Buying in to build-to-rent

As corporate landlords tap into healthy demand for rented property in the UK, Sarah Moore outlines how to profit from build-to-rent.

The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors should learn from the fate of the amateur landlord.

London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?

London house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper than that, says John Stepek.

Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun

Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.

Investing in student property doesn’t stack up

Don’t be fooled by the attractive yields from investing in student property: the market doesn’t live up to the hype.

New laws lean on landlords

Emma Lunn rounds up the latest news stories that affect property investors, landlords and homebuyers.

Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.

Some rare good news for landlords

Two property-related changes you might have missed in last week’s Budget, along with a rare good-news story for landlords.

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.

Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s going on.