Landbay makes rate cut to 5-year fix

Mon 2 Sep 2019

The decrease is part of a planned adjustment to 16 products, nine of which see a reduction in rates, refreshing the range for professional landlords.


Cost of renting a room up 8%

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Cambridge and Oxford are also amongst some of the most expensive at £613 and £588 respectively, both seeing some of the largest quarter to quarter increases at 8-9%.


RICS: More buyers come to market

Thu 11 Jul 2019

New buyer interest has increased for the first month since November 2016, the RICS UK Residential Market Survey has found. Some 10% more surveyors saw a rise in interest from new buyers in June. Instructions also held steady, though anecdotally surveyors were said to be a ‘little downbeat’. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, said: […]


How to have a calmer self-build mortgage process

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Chris Martin (pictured), head of operations and customer service, BuildLoan The biggest single risk with any self-build is that the self-builder will run out of money part way through. The call that wrecks your week comes unexpectedly from an apologetic lender on a Wednesday lunchtime. “We’re sorry but none of the £50k stage payment your […]


The mainstream-specialist crossover

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Like black and white, apples and oranges and Aston Villa and Birmingham City, the mainstream and specialist finance markets have always been considered two wildly different constituents with no room for crossover.




The versatile short-term loan

Thu 2 May 2019

We continue to see the many and varied ways that short-term loans can be used by property professionals and property developers, and how brokers and lenders should be increasingly focused on developing relationships that help the customer on the short-term journey.


How the Tenant Fees Act affects UK landlords

Thu 25 Apr 2019

From June 1 2019, the Tenant Fees Act comes into force, in England. For landlords who use agents, it is important to understand the implications, as one possible outcome is that agents could increase fees elsewhere.