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MS Wired: Buy-to-let in the crosshairs

Title: Buy-to-let in the crosshairs
Sponsor: Kent Reliance

Topics to discuss:

  • The buy-to-let market seems to be becoming a scapegoat – especially in the consumer press – for the UK’s housing crisis. To what extent does growth in buy-to-let pose a threat to the housing market?
  • How could the proposed curbs on buy-to-let lending such as LTV or debt-to-income caps impact the B2L market, in particular specialist B2L?
  • Do you think this, as well as the tax relief changes announced in the Budget, will lead to material change in the BTL market? Would this necessarily be a bad thing?
  • What could B2L restrictions mean for gross lending? Will this boost supply for the owner-occupied sector, or just result in a smaller B2L market?


Paul Thomas, Editor, Mortgage Strategy


John Eastgate, Sales and Marketing Director,OneSavings Bank
Peter Williams, Executive Director, IMLA
Vanessa Warwick, Co-Founder, Property Tribes
Andrew Montlake, Director, Coreco



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