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3 BUY TO LET TRENDS WE’VE SEEN IN 2019
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages19th November 2019
In the last year, the trend has continued for property investors to look to more…
WE NEED NEW AFFORDABILITY CHECKS ON HOLIDAY LETS
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages2nd July 2019
Holiday lets have been promoted as a good way for investors to achieve higher yields…
THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGERS
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages13th May 2019
As the number of ‘niche’ or non-standard customers continues to rise and the sale of…
LIMITED COMPANY BUY TO LET – THE NEW NORMAL
As reductions in tax relief, increases in stamp duty and increasingly stringent lending criteria on…
WHY SPECIALIST ADVICE IS ESSENTIAL FOR TODAY’S BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE MARKET
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages5th March 2019
If you rely purely on sourcing systems to find the most suitable products for your…
LANDLORDS ARE LOOKING TO ALTERNATIVE TYPES OF BUY-TO-LET OPTIONS
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages28th January 2019
A growing number of landlords are looking to alternative types of buy-to-let options to deliver…
ASK THE EXPERT: TIPS FOR BROKERS FROM A PROPERTY TAX SPECIALIST
Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages9th January 2019
JL: We spoke to Alex Bari, Tax Partner at Barnes Roffe LLP for to find…
DID YOU KNOW THAT NEARLY ONE IN 10 PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS NOW OWN A HOLIDAY LET?
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages20th December 2018
Tourism in the UK is booming. According to Visit Britain1, more tourists than ever before…
MAXIMISE YOUR CUSTOMER’S RENTAL YIELD WITH REFURBISHMENT BUY-TO-LET
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages / Short-term lending19th December 2018
The introduction of a raft of regulatory and tax changes over the last few years…
CHANCE IN A LIFETIME
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages21st November 2018
Tax returns are now due for 2017-2018, which means your landlord clients are starting to…
WHAT LANDLORDS MUST CONSIDER ABOUT LIMITED COMPANY OWNERSHIP AS TAX RETURNS BITE
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages20th November 2018
LANDLORDS START TO FEEL THE IMPACT OF TAX CHANGES
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages23rd October 2018
Your landlords are starting to experience the financial impact of recent tax changes, which makes…
THE BRIGHTSTAR GUIDE TO PORTFOLIO LENDING
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages24th September 2018
In September 2016 the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) released its Supervisory Statemen SS13/16 outlining new…
SHOULD LANDLORDS BECOME LIMITED COMPANIES?
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages19th September 2018
Changes to taxation and Stamp Duty for buy-to-let landlords mean it makes more sense than…
A NEW LEARNING RESOURCE FOR YOUR LANDLORD CLIENTS
Together have created a buy-to-let hub, especially designed to help landlords. So whether your clients…
LANDLORDS GROW THEIR BUY-TO-LET PORTFOLIO THROUGH A SEVEN-DAY SECOND CHARGE MORTGAGE
The directors of an investment company, who own nearly 250 properties in the North of…
THE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE CONTINUES TO CHANGE FOR LANDLORDS
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages24th August 2018
The regulatory landscape continues to change for buy-to-let landlords, placing more emphasis on quality specialist…
THE OVERALL BUY-TO-LET MARKET MIGHT BE FLAT, BUT….
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages19th July 2018
THE SPECIALIST MARKET IS GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, SO HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE…
WITH RATES FROM AS LOW AS 3.65% & FIXED RATE PRODUCTS WITH NO ERCs, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE THE 2nd CHARGE MARKET
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages / Private Label / Second charge mortgages19th July 2018
The second charge market is changing. Products are becoming much more aligned with the types…
THE COMPLEX BUY-TO-LET ‘STATE OF THE NATION’
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages21st May 2018
“This is a difficult scenario” is a common introduction to conversations we are having with…
THE BUY-TO-LET ‘STATE OF THE NATION’
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages29th March 2018
Remortgages have been high on the agenda this month. Historically, remortgages were a simple transaction…
THE BUY-TO-LET MORTGAGE ‘STATE OF THE NATION’
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages28th February 2018
We’re constantly hearing that the buy-to-let market is in decline; it’s been reported that net…
THE LENDING LANDSCAPE FOR BUY TO LET IN 2018
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages18th December 2017
As we move in to 2018, the understanding of the regulatory and underwriting changes will…
BUY TO LET CASE STUDY OF THE YEAR
Ezines - The latest news and views from Brightstar / Buy to Let mortgages18th December 2017
Portfolio lending Objective The customer had purchased 9 properties on the same street 6 months…
BUY TO LET PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
During 2017 Brightstar launched an innovative suite of exclusive products via its Private Label brand.…
A LOOK BACK AT THE BUY TO LET LENDING MARKET FOR 2017
The past year has seen huge change within the buy to let sector and the…
ARE YOU HELPING CLIENTS TO COMMIT MORTGAGE FRAUD
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages1st November 2017
Here’s something shocking: you may be helping your clients to commit mortgage fraud without knowing…
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF LIMITED COMPANY BUY-TO-LETS
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages1st June 2017
SHOULD YOUR CLIENT USE A LIMITED COMPANY FOR THEIR BUY-TO-LET TRANSACTIONS? At Brightstar, we would…
THE BUY TO LET MARKET IS ALIVE AND KICKING
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages4th March 2017
Buy to Let Landlords will no doubt be feeling like the world is collapsing around…
BUY-TO-LET: THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
Blogs & articles / Buy to Let mortgages10th August 2016
At a time of low interest rates and political and economic volatility, an increasing number…
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