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A look back at buy-to-let week on Mortgage Solutions

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  • 14/10/2013
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A look back at buy-to-let week on Mortgage Solutions
Across five days, Mortgage Solutions’ buy-to-let week covered the biggest topics in the market and previewed where the sector is going in the coming months.

Our features, blogs, poll and Marketwatch column were all dedicated to buy-to-let, here’s our round-up of the week:

Can Help to Buy 2 derail the buy-to-let market?
Mortgage Solutions editor Vicky Hartley looks at whether the Help to Buy scheme could harm the buy-to-let market by turning long-term tenants into first-time buyers.

How the tuition fee hike impacted the student buy-to-let market – Paragon
One year on from the government’s controversial decision to raise university tuition fees Paul Clampin, director of mortgage underwriting at Paragon, looks at the student lettings market and whether it remains a good place to invest your cash.

Fools rush in: the buy-to-let pitfalls to avoid
Property investor Vicky Wusche will outline some of the most obvious mistakes made by rookie landlords.

Growing rental sector is damaging the nation’s economy
James Lloyd of the Strategic Society Centre looks at the social and economic problems caused by turning us into a nation of renters.

The unstoppable rise of buy-to-let: is it plain sailing?
With the first-time buyer sector and other areas of the market returning to strength, where does this leave the buy-to-let market? Karen Bennett of Shawbrook Bank takes a look at the sector and why her firm is expanding its presence.

Mortgage Solutions buy-to-let webchat with Ying Tan
Ying Tan, managing director of the Buy to Let Business, was online to answer all your questions on the state of the buy-to-let market, the latest products and lenders plus the outlook for the sector as the mainstream mortgage market returns to strength.

Landlords turning to longer-term mortgages – Marketwatch
The buy-to-let market has changed dramatically this year but with yields strong, property prices rising and low interest rates, there’s plenty of opportunities for savvy landlords.

The top five reasons to let to students – BDRC
BDRC Continental’s Mark Long looks at the student rental market and asks why some are afraid of letting property to youngsters when returns are so strong.

Lenders must help landlords recycle the homes we have – Martin Reynolds
Simply Biz’s Martin Reynolds will examine the issues surrounding experienced landlords and light refurbishment.

Brokers see leap in buy-to-let business – poll
Almost 60% of mortgage brokers say they are writing more buy-to-let business than at this point last year, a special Mortgage Solutions People’s Poll conducted for buy-to-let week has shown.

The view from a buy-to-let investor – Gordon Covell
Former Bankhall director Gordon Covell has had 30 years’ experience of investing in property. He tells Julia Rampen why it’s boom time for the buy-to-let market.

Hotspots for buy-to-let investors – LSL
By any measure, buy-to-let lending is faring well. Back in March, one prediction here on Mortgage Solutions was for £20bn in buy-to-let lending this year – a prediction that could easily turn out under-optimistic, writes LSL’s David Brown.

The trouble with ageing housing stock – Connells
Buy-to-let and the private rental sector accounts for an increasing amount of the UK’s housing stock. John Bagshaw, corporate services director at Connells Survey and Valuation, looks at housing quality. 

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