Best areas for buy-to-let in the UK
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Buy to let

Best areas for buy-to-let in the UK

If you’re thinking of getting a buy-to-let property you’ll want to know the areas in the country with the highest rental yields
28 Oct 2022
Which is best – buy-to-let or shares?
Property to let boards
Investment strategy

Which is best – buy-to-let or shares?

Buy-to-let property used to be a great investment, but it’s no longer a sure-fire way to make money.
26 Oct 2022
Should you take advantage of the UK’s new breed of domestic holidaymakers?
Surfers at Polzeath, Cornwall ©
Buy to let

Should you take advantage of the UK’s new breed of domestic holidaymakers?

With Britons choosing to holiday in the UK this year, the owners of the country’s holiday cottages are cleaning up. Should you buy in, too? Merryn? So…
10 Aug 2020
The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors
Property to let signs © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Buy to let

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 sho…
29 May 2020
Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven
Buy to let

Come back buy-to-letters, all is forgiven

The government is winning its war against small private buy-to-let landlords. But who benefits?
23 Feb 2020
The ins and outs of making money on Airbnb
Property

The ins and outs of making money on Airbnb

Getting paid for letting out your spare room or house on AirBnB isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.
16 Oct 2019
Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments
Property

Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments

The interest rates on peer-to-peer property investments may look appealing, but investors should tread carefully.
16 Sep 2019
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Think the Tories were tough on landlords? Just wait for Labour’s “right-to-buy”
Buy to let

Think the Tories were tough on landlords? Just wait for Labour’s “right-to-buy”

The Labour Party is mulling giving private tenants the right to buy the homes they are renting. Yet another good reason for investors to steer well cl…
4 Sep 2019
Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England
Property

Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England

The move sounds positive for tenants, but the cost will be passed on, says Sarah Moore.
14 Jun 2019
New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m
Property

New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m

The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings ag…
3 Jun 2019
Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords
Property

Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords

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 y…
29 May 2019
Buying in to build-to-rent
Property

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.
22 May 2019
London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?
Brexit

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 tha…
23 Apr 2019
Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun
Property

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.
10 Apr 2019
Investing in student property doesn’t stack up
Property

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.
27 Mar 2019
New laws lean on landlords
Property

New laws lean on landlords

Emma Lunn rounds up the latest news stories that affect property investors, landlords and homebuyers.
13 Mar 2019
Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 
Mortgages

Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.
27 Feb 2019
Landlords: claim what you can
Tax

Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.
11 Jan 2019
Some rare good news for landlords
Property

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.
9 Nov 2018
Landlords turn to incorporation
Property

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.
2 Nov 2018
Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing
Property

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…
1 Nov 2018
Some good news at last for landlords?
Property

Some good news at last for landlords?

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.
12 Oct 2018