Yes that's right, the stamp duty hike could add an extra £8,250 to your next buy-to-let or second home purchase.

When assessing whether your potential purchase is a good investment vehicle you should consider various factors. Here are our top 6 things to look for

With banks paying so little in interest on savings, and the Chancellor George Osbourne allowing us to release our pensions, there has been a huge upsurge in enquiries from potential Landlords looking for the next best thing. Availability has become a key issue with demand far outweighing supply in recent months, and with this has come the inevitable rise in sale prices.

Landlords have thirty days from receiving the deposit to register with either the Deposit Protection Service, MyDeposits or the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.