Blow by blow: the case for BTL versus FTBs

Brian Hall, consultant and author of a new buy-to-let index, does battle with industry heavyweights Peter Williams and John Wriglesworth over buy-to-let versus the first-time buyer.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: The first-time buyer time bomb

The Model Works explains freezing out first-time buyers is creating a time bomb for the government.

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Some advisers not qualified to consult on buy-to-let

Negative buy-to-let returns, the unregulated nature of the market and the tax treatment of property investment are just some of the reasons buy-to-let advisers should ideally be qualified investment advisers.

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Mortgage brokers adrift with buy-to-let

The Model Works warns brokers must keep their wits about them when it comes to buy to let.

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Comment: Buy-to-let and the housing time bomb

You might imagine that a new and objective indices that exposes serious inaccuracies in the buy-to-let data provided to the press might create a stir in the trade journals if not in the nationals but such an indices was launched by The Model Works a few weeks sans a seismic reaction.

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Buy-to-Let may not be so rosy

Scores of buy-to-let investors are making losses or at best breaking even because of falling house prices and hidden costs, claims The Model Works.

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Landlords experience 70% losses over five years

The Model Works new buy-to-let profitability index confirms that geared buy-to-let investors are experiencing losses on short term investments.

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Time to overhaul buy-to-let

Private rental is flourishing but that does not mean everything in the garden is rosy.

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BTL Indices Questioned

The Model Works claim indices leave out crucial data such as void periods, the cost of arrears, management charges and comparisons with investments other than property.

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The Model Works Claims Indices Are Misleading

Brian Hall, founder of the Model Works, a new body to produce housing data hits out at existing indices from LSL Property Services and BM Solutions.

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Accurate buy-to-let profitability index launched

The Model Works launches a new buy-to-let profitability index. This exposes the degree to which established industry indices are incomplete, inaccurate and biased.

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