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  1. Tipton and Colsey building society has announced it is to give holiday-lets and buy-to-let mortgages to customers wanting to specifically rent the property through Airbnb. Currently, this is a gap in the market as the number of people renting through Airbnb is on the rise, with few lenders offering this type of let as a condition of their mortgage. The facts: - Available to applicants that want a shorter or no fixed term agreements. - Available for second homes, holiday-lets, and remortgages - Maximum LTV is 75% - In addition to personal earnings, income made
  2. Hello all, I've listened to all of The Property Hub podcast and now a new forum member. I am based in Kent but as a keen mountain biker spend some time in Wales, in particular Afan Forest. I am interested in buying a property that requires a refurb close to the Afan Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre with the hope to do it up and run it as a Holiday Let for mountain bikers and hikers. I was looking at smaller villages such as Cymmer, or possibly larger towns like Maesteg and Neath. Putting Covid to one side, my hesitation is that bookings will be much slower during the winter mon
  3. Hey, thanks for having me! I'm 24 years old and got my first property in September 2018. It's a 4 bedroom, 3 storey terraced house in the centre of Plymouth. I decided to live in the house while renovating to allow me to see things from a tenant’s point of view and adapted things along the way, with a complete cosmetic overhaul too. I'm in no way handy at anything so my best friend who has lots of experience in properties helped - which was a godsend! I am currently short term letting through Airbnb, which is going great so far, although I happened to be quite dubious at the beginni
  4. Morning Everybody Been listening to the podcast for as long as I can remember, and looking forward to soaking up all the free knowledge, and getting to know everybody. I live in Sale with my Wife and Son, with a new arrival due in April. I have been interested in property for the last 10 years when myself and the wife renovated our first residential property. Since then we have moved twice and re-invested profit into serviced accommodation, renovating a barn in north Wales. I decided to sell my IT company last year, and ever since then I have wanted to get into property, s
  5. The rent a room is a scheme was put forward by the government in 1992, to help homeowners make extra money by renting a spare room to lodgers as a way to increase the amount of affordable accommodation in an area. The incentive for homeowners to rent a spare room was that earned income from this room would be tax-free up to the amount of £7,500. This has in more recent years been applied when renting out an entire property, a perfect example of this is people renting out their sole residents on Airbnb. With the initial amount of £7,500 being tax-free and very desirable areas such as
  6. Hi I’m hoping someone can help me. My my wife and I are buying a second home - a flat in London. My wife works 3 days in london, 2 days at home. She wants to use the flat for 2 nights a week, every week. We intend to do AirBNB let’s for the remaining days. My question: can we achieve this through an SPV ltd company? Specifically, are there mortgage products that allow the mortgage to “holiday let/short term let” and use it regularly for themselves? (Tipton BS just launched such a product but they don’t lend to ltd companies).
  7. Hello Hubbers! We have finally got an offer accepted on a one bed flat facing the sea! We aim to short-term rent it on booking.com and Airbnb. After speaking to two mortgage brokers, there is only one lender who will offer a mortgage to us as a holiday let through a limited company. They are offering an average 3.3% for a two year fixed rate but has £2800 of fees attached to it (property is only £160k). Plus really horrible rates for solicitors which I might be charged twice for (dual representation??) My accountant doesn't really understand about property s
  8. Hi All We have a 3 bed flat in the Roseburn area of Edinburgh which has just become vacant. It normally rents for about £900 month and I've always done AST's, so I don't have any experience of airbnb. As its coming up to Festival time I wondered if I should try to do a festival let before advertising for long-term tenants. Its currently unfurnished so I would need to buy beds etc, pay airbnb fees, management costs and so on. Having had a quick look on the website it looks like we could probably get decent occupancy all year round, so maybe the initial set up costs would be worthwhile.
  9. Good evening all. I am a new investor, in Glasgow. I have a four bed flat in Hillhead and a five bed which I am in the process of acquiring. I am entering the HMO market, setting up a limited company and intend to grow a portfolio. I was formally a litigation solicitor in the property/landlord and tenant sector. It is fair to say that the Scottish residential letting sector is nervous of the new PRT regime (Private Rented (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016). Short Assured Tenancy agreements are a thing of the past (unless your tenant is already signed up to one,....for now). Th
  10. Hello I am look for advice on mortgages which appears to be a fairly tricky area! I am looking to invest in a property through a limited company to run as a serviced apartment. Does anyone have any experience of this and willing to share their knowledge or recommend a broker for advice? I am wondering how possible it is going to be, being a new business; If there is a minimum they will lend; are lenders likely to do a portfolio loan. Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Many thanks Cara
  11. I read this today, been aware of this rise in demand the last couple months. "Mortgage brokers are being warned that they could be struck off lending panels if they are complicit in providing buy-to-let loans on properties that are being used for holiday lets. Following recent changes to landlord taxation, there has been a surge in lettings through the holiday let rental market using websites like Airbnb and Gumtree. The fall in the pound post the Brexit vote is persuading thousands of Britons and foreign visitors to seek short-stay accommodation in the UK.
  12. Hi guys I am looking at purchasing a BTL that I am planning to use solely as an AirBnB. Does anyone have any experience on getting a mortgage for this? Would the best option be getting a standard BTL mortgage with permission for short term lets? I am speaking to my mortgage broker early next week but was keen to see if anyone on here has had practical experience of this! Many thanks in advance for any thoughts. Matt
  13. Hi there, I'm fairly property obsessed. I work for a mortgage broker, I own a house in Camber which I am renovating with a view to it becoming a holiday let, and I live in rented accommodation. I'm interested in learning more about property from all angles. I thought I'd start by sharing a blog written by a colleague on what mortgage lenders think of sites like AirBnB and how you could be breaching the terms of your mortgage contract... It can be read here: http://www.mortgagesforbusiness.co.uk/news-insight/2016/december-2016/mortgages-and-airbnb-1/
  14. Hi all, Hope you're all well and not too sweaty in this heatwave. If you're too hot, come and visit us up in Scotland: it's most pleasant! I'm about to get the keys for a flat in a new build in Manchester. I live in Glasgow. I'm also currently experimenting with Airbnb. For this first time, I have the challenge of setting up a property remotely and to a high enough spec to let out via Airbnb (it is not possible or desirable for my appalling taste to be directly applied to the flat). Does anyone have any experience of setting up flats remotely?
  15. I am looking to rent out my place for the first time. My place is in Clifton, Bristol a very sought after and desirable area for both residence and tourists. The decision I have been battling with and one that I was hoping to get some advice from you all on was whether to rent my house out residentially… I do like that it will be rented out all the time and turn over of tenants will only be once every 12 months max but have been advised that renting it out short term on airbnb can get you DOUBLE the revenue if managed well I have heard of a company called Air 360 based just around the corner w
  16. Hi, Could anyone provide some insight into what type of mortgage you would need to purchase a property that you plan on letting as a serviced apartment on sites like Airbnb? From the people I've spoken to regarding this, lenders seem to dislike this so many of them don't notify them. Cheers, Luis
  17. Has anyone had any issues with the local council when operating a bed and breakfast property via airbnb? I have heard that it is ok so long as you don't have more than 3 separate family members but if you have say 2 rooms rented but have 2 guests who are only friends (not family) in each of the rented rooms... Then it falls foul of the new rules! I have also heard of landlords now refusing to rent a house to more than 2 students unless they are related due to this strange rule.. when in the past you could have 5 or 6 students sharing the rent with their own bedrooms. This is in the Be
  18. Hi, My fiancé and I are looking at buying our first investment property in Edinburgh. We have been thinking about using it for holiday rentals via Airbnb. However, I'm unsure as to how successful this could be. Has anyone been doing this with a property? We've missed the prime time ( Edinburgh Festival) this year. I see no problem in getting a long term tenant should we opt for this. We live in Edinburgh city centre and my job would allow me to organise the property for guests as I realise it will take up some of my time. We're thinking if a one bed in the centre of Edinburgh. Any advice w
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