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Is buy-to-let regulation the answer to the housing crisis?

Published on 03/03/2015 By Tomas

  Published by The Economic Voice on Monday, 02 March 2015 by Ben Gosling   In October 2014, the Bank of England requested the power to place limits on both buy-to-let and residential mortgage lending. By using so-called ‘powers of direction’, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) hoped to be able to direct financial sector […]

Over half of UK property owners don’t like their home, research suggests

Published on 07/02/2015 By Tomas

  Published by Property Wire on Wednesday, 28 January 2015   One in 10 home owners in the UK regret buying their home with the biggest reason being that they think they rushed into it and 57% actually dislike their homes, new research has found. Buying a house is the biggest purchase most people will […]

New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK

Published on 23/01/2015 By Tomas

  Published by Property Wire on Thursday, 22 January 2015   A new scheme that will enable more people to build or customise their own homes in the UK while also helping local authorities with land to develop has been launched. Designed to de-risk the process of obtaining mortgages for self built and custom built […]

More bad news for house prices: insiders are selling out

Published on 05/10/2011 By Tomas

  Published by Money Week on Friday, 30 September 2011 by Associate Editor David Stevenson   There was some good news for the UK housing market’s cheerleaders yesterday. In August, the number of loans agreed for UK house purchases rose to 52,410. That was up from 49,644 in July. If more mortgages are being approved, […]

Legal and General Property Launches Green Leases

Published on 03/10/2011 By Tomas

  Published by Environmental Leader on Tuesday, 27 September 2011   Legal & General Property has amended its standard lease format to include ‘green’ clauses. The U.K.-based property fund manager has issued a memorandum of green lease principles – including clauses relating to the use of environmental contractors and upholding energy performance certificates – that […]

Ten tips for buy-to-let

Published on 24/08/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Telegraph on Saturday, 20 Aug 2011   We offer ten tips for a buyer who is looking to let their property out for the first time. 1 Look further afield It may be that you can find more affordable houses, or keener demand for rented property, in a different part of the […]

First-time buyers should be wary of new mortgage schemes

Published on 29/06/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Independent on Sunday, 26 June 2011 by Chiara Cavaglieri   The latest methods to get people into the housing market will be suitable for some buyers but there are a few pitfalls. Chiara Cavaglieri reports   It has been a red-letter week for the UK property market, with the Government’s FirstBuy initiative […]

Mortgage market in UK improving but

Published on 26/05/2011 By Tomas

… property deposits too high for many   Published by Property Wire on Monday, 23 May 2011   There are tentative signs that credit availability in the UK property market is improving as mortgage rates decrease and more products with a higher loan to value ratio come to the market, new research reveals. The gap […]

FSA bans four more brokers for mortgage fraud

Published on 23/04/2011 By Tomas

Published by Mortgage Strategy on Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 by Natalie Thomas   The below article depicts clearly that one looking for mortgage need be open and honest and also should not allow for filing false details on his/her behalf. The consequences could be severe.   The Financial Services Authority has banned four mortgage intermediaries […]

House prices ‘to fall by 20%’

Published on 20/02/2011 By Tomas

  I personally do not believe that prices could possibly fall by 20% but read the below article and make your own mind   Published by Guardian on Saturday, 19 February 2011 by Heather Stewart   Homeowners should brace themselves for a “short, sharp shock”, with house prices set to fall by up to 20% […]