The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few years.
Britain's house price bubble
A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.
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.
It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.
Prompted by shoddy new build houses, the government is to appoint a new homes ombudsman.
House prices are now rising more slowly than inflation – could we see a soft landing for the property market? John Stepek hopes so.
From Help to Buy to stamp-duty charges, housing has seen unprecedented government interference in recent years. What’s our experts’ take on the outcome? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.
Airbnb seems to offer easy money for those with spare rooms to let out. But be aware of the rules.
The dangers of buying a property on a long leasehold instead of a freehold are becoming clearer every day, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The government is cracking down on overcrowded house shares. If you’re an HMO landlord, make sure you’re up to date.
If we ever want the UK to have a slightly less dysfunctional property market than the one it has now, the government needs to get rid of Help to Buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.