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Buy-to-let ‘amateurs’ feeling the squeeze – The Times

The data also shows that in the first three quarters of 2017, seven in ten buy-to-let mortgage applications were made through a limited company, rather than an individual — up from 45 per cent in 2016 as a whole.

A drop in amateur buy-to-let landlords acquiring homes is triggering a “fundamental shift” in the UK’s £1.4 trillion private rented housing market, research suggests.

“We are…

A report by Kent Reliance, a specialist mortgage lender with a focus on landlords, said that small-scale landlords had not, on average, added any new homes to their stock over the past three months as a series of regulatory changes came into effect. Yet landlords with a portfolio of ten homes or more have bought at least one additional property.

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