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Is a buy-to-let mortgage a good choice for first-time-buyers?

Barclays has become the latest major lender to allow first-time buyers to become landlords - but is buy-to-let a wise move for property market newcomers?

Rogue landlords risk banning orders from April 2018

Which? looks at a new database for rogue landlords that comes into force next April, and explains the different ways investors can fall foul.

Buy-to-let yields drop in 2017 despite rising rents

Which? looks at new research which shows that while rent prices around the UK are increasing, landlords are struggling to achieve high yields.

Buy-to-let mortgage rates and deals for landlords: how have they changed?

Last month’s base rate hike has been felt across the mortgage market, with buyers facing higher interest rates – but how has the buy-to-let sector been affected? On 1 November,...

£10m a month handed out in stamp duty refunds

Which? explains how more than £10m has been handed out in refunds to people who have been caught up in paying additional rates of stamp duty.

How landlords can use their income to beat new buy-to-let rules

Which? looks at how lenders are using top slicing to offer buy-to-let mortgages to portfolio landlords who struggle to meet new affordability criteria.

Buy-to-let landlords face compulsory ombudsman scheme

Which? explains new proposals by the government to make landlords sign up to a property ombudsman scheme that provides redress if disputes occur.

New buy-to-let rules: how portfolio landlords can still get a loan

Which? explains new the new lending rules that come into force for portfolio landlords today, and assesses how major lenders are responding.

Buy-to-let mortgage deals up 30% on last year

The number of buy-to-let mortgage deals has hit a 10-year high as the countdown to new lending rules continues, but which deal should you go for?

Two weeks until landlords face buy-to-let clampdown

Which? analyses how tougher buy-to-let lending rules coming into force at the end of September will affect property investors with four or more homes

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