Author: Samantha Taylor

All the latest news, data and analysis covering the UK property market, keeping property investors, landlords and current or prospective homeowners ahead of the curve.
Mortgage rates HMO
Mortgages & Money
Samantha Taylor

Mortgage lenders switch focus to support existing borrowers

Over a third of tracker mortgages were withdrawn from the market following the Bank of England’s base rate cut on 19 March, according to Mortgage Solutions. Lenders are switching their focus from new borrowers to

Mortgage providers relax lending standards for the credit-impaired
Mortgages & Money
Samantha Taylor

Can you get a mortgage holiday because of coronavirus?

Homeowners and landlords could feel the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their finances should they need to self-isolate, take unpaid leave or lose their jobs. They’re now being encouraged to talk honestly and openly

landlord hmo
Mortgages & Money
Samantha Taylor

Mortgage lenders enhance their offering for HMO landlords

With an average yield of 9.2%, houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) have been increasingly popular with landlords looking to diversify their portfolio and maximise their returns. Lenders OneSavings Bank and Foundation Home Loans have both

furnished holiday let
Alternative Investments
Samantha Taylor

Investors turn to more appealing holiday lets over buy-to-let

Holiday lets have increased in popularity with landlords reviewing their portfolios, and new property investors looking for opportunities outside the traditional buy-to-let. For some, the dream of owning a second home in their favourite UK

Interest rates mortgage
Mortgages & Money
Samantha Taylor

Nationwide brings back interest-only mortgages via brokers

The last time Nationwide Building Society offered an interest-only mortgage was eight years ago. But the lender is now reintroducing them for borrowers looking for more mortgage flexibility. Interest-only mortgages currently account for approximately 7%


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