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buy-to-let investment

Where are the current hotspots for UK student property investment?

Despite London being the epicentre of the UK property market, rental returns on buy-to-let are biggest in towns and cities like Manchester, Southampton and Nottingham – where one in four homes are now privately rented. The latest data on buy-to-let returns, from lender HSBC, also shows the proportion of property in each area already owned…

Buy-to-let lending hit £2.5bn in September

A survey carried out by The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has found that there were 18,00 buy-to-let loans in September totalling £2.5bn. This is a 24% increase in the number of loans over the same period last year and a 32% increase in the total value of the mortgages. These figures show the popularity of…