Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows, but there are growing signs that borrowing costs and rates in the sector could be entering a period of stabilisation, or even increase over the past three months.
Despite the recent tax crackdown, buy-to-let continues to look an attractive income investment at a time of low interest rates and volatile stock markets, but where in the country can the best yields be achieved?
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given a stark warning about the cumulative effect of the additional homes stamp duty and the change to mortgage interest tax relief on the health of the private rental sector.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has told the NAEA conference that there is no quick fix for the countryâ€™s housing shortage - and he effectively admitted his White Paper would provide a series of â€˜small adjustmentsâ€™ to help improve matters
Shelter - the campaigning charity many feel has had influence on government policies for the lettings sector - has now turned around and criticised the Housing White Paper for not going far enough on rental reform.