Category: Mortgages

Britain still has plenty of land left for building development

Most Britain’s believe that the British Isles is running out of land for new developments, but a January 2018 article from SouthWestBusiness.co.uk has suggested that this

Perceived fire risks block mortgage application

People wanting to buy ex-housing association flats in West Yorkshire have been turned down for a mortgage because of what the lender considered to be unacceptable fire risks. Genesis Housing Association

UK commercial property sales forecast to exceed £50bn in 2018

In 2017, commercial property transactions were worth more than £55bn according to real estate company Colliers International. The company expects sales to be slightly down in

What changes will affect buy-to-let landlords in 2018?

This year, the government is introducing several changes that affect buy to let landlords. From April 1st 2018, it

The dangers of winter freezing for commercial property investors

When temperatures drop below freezing, this creates a threat to commercial property. Many commercial buildings are

Buy-to-let mortgages sales increased in November 2017

The latest mortgage figures revealed that in November 2017, buy-to-let mortgage sales grew by 10.8% or £334.1 million when compared to the previous month of October. Residential mortgages

Crackdown on personal credit card use to pay stamp duty

As of next Saturday, January 13, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will not accept personal credit cards for many tax payments, including stamp duty. This is the

Semi-commercial property is attracting buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let landlords who want to diversify their property portfolio are attracted to semi-commercial property, a MortgageStrategy.co.uk article from December 2017 has

Property group buyout shows optimism for shopping centres

Many retailers are having profits squeezed by high rents, increased rates and the introduction of the living wage for employees. Yet one of the UK’s largest shopping centre

What is lifecycle lending?

Lifecycle lending is the process where one lender fulfils all a borrower’s property financing requirements over a long period of time.