View more on these topics

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



Shadow MPC: Rate rise in early 2016 but don’t panic

A rate increase is probably on its way in early 2016 but there is no reason for either brokers or homeowners to panic In the article I wrote in May, I said the view of the economists at Investec was that a hike in interest rates could come as soon as the end of this […]

Home alone

It is estimated that by 2021, over 35% of all households will be people living alone. Single-person households now account for 29% of all homes, up from 18% in 1971, and this trend is expected to continue.But contrary to the stereotype of lonely old spinsters and playboy bachelors, 96% of those polled in a survey […]

Intrinsic posts £1.3m loss as complaint costs bite

Network Intrinsic has posted a £1.3m loss for 2014 mainly due to the cost of dealing with complaints. The loss compares to the £672,000 profit the company made in 2013. Intrinsic says the biggest factor contributing to the loss was potential exposure to Ucis funds “invested through Sipps in the Brandeaux fund and the Sustainable […]

Budget summary – March 2016

This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up