Buy to Let investors may have more options than they think

February, 14th 2017

Recent changes to Buy to Let mortgage affordability criteria are having a big impact on landlords. However, there are still some great opportunities, and more options to securing the lending required than investors may be aware of.

How BoE’s PRA proposal affects buy-to-let lending

May, 20th 2016

What does the PRA proposal from the BoE mean for buy-to-let lending?

The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority has released a proposal looking at buy-to-let lending, but what does it mean for the market?’s Paul Welch interviewed for this year’s Spear’s Property Index

April, 20th 2016

We are proud to announce that CEO Paul Welch was featured in the annual Spear’s Property Index.

The magazine interviewed Paul for being shortlisted as one of the UK’s Top Recommended Property Financing firms in the Property Special Issue.

In the piece, Paul talks alongside other figures within the alternative lending community about the challenges faced by operators within the industry, and touches upon how the company has expanded in order to facilitate clients’ unique demands, both at home and abroad.

London has more property renters than owners

April, 04th 2016

Private renters outnumber homeowners for the first time in a decade

Data gathered from the Government’s English Housing Survey shows that private renters are now outnumbering homeowners for the first time in over a decade. In 2003/04 there were 1 million people living in mortgaged homes in the capital. This has dropped 17% down to 883,000, according to the data which was collected in 2014/15. In terms of renting, a decade ago there were 405,000 households in private rented accommodation, whereas this figure has now more than doubled and stands at 898,000.

eCommerce boosts industrial property prices

April, 01st 2016

With Internet sales reaching record levels across Europe, retailers are having to rejig their logistical strategies to accommodate growth.

Top five property selling myths

March, 24th 2016

Have you over-valued your home? Myths that cause homeowners to miscalculate their worth

Do we still need estate agents?

March, 22nd 2016

Are estate agents still necessary?

Estate agents have been a part of the UK property market for as long as any of us can remember. Property has been changing hands for centuries, and for much of that time there has always been a broker there helping to bring both buyer and seller together. However, with the rapid rise of the Internet, there are now other ways round the problem of joining these two parties up. But does this necessarily mean that the end is nigh for estate agents up and down the country?

One million new renters predicted by 2021

March, 14th 2016

Over a million new tenants to hit the market within 5 years

Government schemes and pledges for new affordable housing look set to fall short of meeting the ever increasing demand for housing in the UK.

Demand for rented accommodation has never been higher, but the current levels are nothing to what is being predicted for the next five years. Experts say that at least another million prospective renters will hit the market, pushing an already undersupplied housing sector to the limit.

Be king of the castle - best castles on the market in 2016

March, 14th 2016

Buy your own castle and pull up the drawbridge in 2016 

If you want to be the opposite of a dirty rascal, our article on the best castles for sale in 2016 is just for you.

Average London property prices soar to over £500,000

March, 14th 2016

The average London home skyrockets to half a million

Homes in the capital have reached a milestone that few could have predicted just a short while ago. The average property price in London now stands at a remarkable £500,000, and the forecast shows that further growth is on the way, albeit at a slower pace.


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