Solicitors for Buy-to-Let Properties

Conveyancing for Buy-to-Let Purchases, Sales & Remortgaging

As has been widely reported, recent steep interest rate rises are already causing serious pain for hundreds of thousands of mortgage holders coming off cheap fixed-rate deals, including Liverpool buy-to-let landlords. Savills recently reported that the net profits of buy-to-let investors fell below 4% in the first quarter of 2023 (the lowest since 2007), compared with 20%+ profits over the last decade. This is obviously having a dramatic impact on the finances of many buy-to-let mortgage holders, who face the same cost-of-living pressures as everyone else, and many are starting to question whether their properties remain a good investment.

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Apart from a tripling of the interest paid on their mortgages, buy-to-let investors face a number of other pressures; they already pay a 3% surcharge on top of the standard rate of stamp duty, and must pay income tax on their buy-to-let earnings. Mortgage interest tax relief has also become progressively less generous in the last few years, and is now limited to the basic rate of income tax, meaning that higher-rate taxpayers can no longer claim back any tax on their mortgage payments.
Meanwhile, the Renters' (Reform) Bill has been introduced to Parliament, which seeks to abolish Section 21 no-fault evictions, establish a right for tenants to keep pets, introduce periodic (rolling) tenancies and establish an ombudsman to regulate the private rented sector in England. In addition, research from Knight Frank suggests buy-to-let landlords face a £17.9 billion bill to improve energy efficiency by upgrading their properties to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of C or above. Apart from surging interest rates, therefore, various other important factors are pushing buy-to-let landlords towards selling and exiting the market.
Our firm has decades of experience of buying and selling residential properties in the city of Liverpool and across Merseyside. Legal advice from conveyancing solicitors with local knowledge and expertise can be critically important in safeguarding the interests of a buy-to-let property buyer or seller. We offer competitive fixed fees, no obligation free quotations and no hidden costs. Get in touch with our conveyancing team for legal advice on buy-to-let property transactions that you can trust.

Why Choose Bartletts Solicitors?

Solid Traditional Values Delivered
in a Modern Convenient Manner

Our firm has years of experience helping first-time buyers in Liverpool and across Merseyside.

Law Society Accredited for Conveyancing Quality. Competitive fixed fees, no obligation free quotations and no hidden costs.

Your conveyance will be handled by Louise Nelson, a solicitor with over 40 years’ experience of helping first-time buyers purchase property in Liverpool.

Louise heads a friendly team of experienced conveyancers. Jenny Thomas, Louise Drewry and Lucy Baines have detailed knowledge of the files they work on, meaning when you call you will get prompt answers and updates.

Bartletts Solicitors was managed by John Bartlett for over 40 years, the last 25 of which he was assisted by Trevor Morris. Trevor is now the managing director, representing continuity for the firm’s traditional values and customer satisfaction ethos.

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Conveyancing Solicitor
Louise Nelson is a Liverpool conveyancing solicitor with over 40 years’ experience. Louise and her team will be happy to offer you a free no obligation quotation over the telephone, via e-mail, or at Marldon Chambers.

Conveyancing Solicitors

All conveyancing and property-related work is supervised by Louise, who has worked as a solicitor for over 40 years. Louise has spent her entire career at our firm. Bartletts has earned the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality accreditation, which is a difficult stamp of approval to obtain. Every property lawyer at the firm is examined and checked by the Law Society every year. Many firms fail to achieve this mark of quality.

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