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The Right Mortgage & Protection Network expands team

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network expands team

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network have announced the appointment of two new Compliance Managers to their growing compliance team.

25 Jul 2017

Growth dampens for SME construction in Q2

Growth dampens for SME construction in Q2

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

24 Jul 2017

Notting Hill and Genesis set to merge

Notting Hill and Genesis set to merge

Notting Hill Housing and Genesis Housing Association are set to merge, with the two organisations agreeing a merger “in principle” to create one of the country’s largest housing associations.

21 Jul 2017

Hinckley & Rugby announce half year mortgage applications top £100m

Hinckley & Rugby announce half year mortgage applications top £100m

According to the latest from Hinckley & Rugby, net mortgage applications topped £100m in the first half of its current financial year.

12 Jul 2017

Plentific and Notting Hill Housing Association announce new partnership

Plentific and Notting Hill Housing Association announce new partnership

Plentific.com has confirmed a new partnership with Notting Hill Housing that aims to create a new property management solution and self-serve platform. This will aid maintenance and repair work initially for 2,000 temporary housing properties which are spread across the capital.

06 Jul 2017

Principality strengthens commercial team with new appointment

Principality strengthens commercial team with new appointment

Principality Building Society’s Commercial business has made a significant appointment to strengthen its senior team to drive the business forward.

28 Jun 2017

New EU Directive will push up costs and workloads in the property sector

New EU Directive will push up costs and workloads in the property sector

Legal and professional services firm, Gordon Dadds, is urging the UK property sector to get to grips on the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive or face receiving a hefty financial penalty which could be unlimited.

27 Jun 2017

Agents Giving take a whirl for charity

Agents Giving take a whirl for charity

Training for Agents Giving’s Strictly Come Dancing event is well underway, with 12 property industry volunteers already excelling in a number of well-known dances.

27 Jun 2017

Principality’s intermediaries boost support function with new appointment

Principality’s intermediaries boost support function with new appointment

Principality Building Society’s intermediaries division has made another key appointment to its business development team as part of its ambitious growth plans.

26 Jun 2017

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Former Private Banking Manager Francesca Woodhouse has joined the short term property finance specialist Avamore Capital as a Senior Business Development Manager.

23 Jun 2017

 

City office rental values down for second consecutive month

City office rental values down for second consecutive month

According to the latest CBRE Monthly Index, capital values across UK commercial property increased 0.4% in May 2017.

15 Jun 2017

Lettings industry trade body announces new joint vice chairs

Lettings industry trade body announces new joint vice chairs

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has announced the appointment of two new vice chairs to its board.

07 Jun 2017

Do the numbers add up for online estate agents?

Do the numbers add up for online estate agents?

New analysis of online estate agents has found that despite achieving closer to their original asking price than the national average, top-performing high street branches are still significantly out-performing their online counterparts in all areas.

02 Jun 2017

Estate agents urged to prepare for new GDPR legislation

Estate agents urged to prepare for new GDPR legislation

With the one year countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) well underway, audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, is urging real estate agents doing business in the EU to complete their preparation ahead of the rule changes, to help mitigate substantial financial and reputational risks arising from issues of non-compliance.

31 May 2017

The Happy Tenant Company acquires well known landlord and letting business

The Happy Tenant Company acquires well known landlord and letting business

The Happy Tenant Company (HTC), a residential asset management company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Landlord and Letting Show, The Landlord and Letting Awards and The Landlord and Buy to Let magazine, alongside plans to host their first landlord conference later this year.

31 May 2017

Property and construction firms remain cautious ahead of election and Brexit

Property and construction firms remain cautious ahead of election and Brexit

A new white paper by accountancy firm, Moore Stephens, has revealed that the outcome of the general election and Brexit negotiations are key to the outlook and positivity of UK real estate and construction owner managed businesses.

17 May 2017

Do you trust estate agent reviews?

Do you trust estate agent reviews?

According to a national study commissioned by global ratings and customer insights company Feefo, 70% of 25-34 year old UK home buyers rely on reviews to inform their decision making when selecting an estate agent.

26 Apr 2017

Magellan announce they will distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Magellan announce they will distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it is to distribute its range of mortgage products via Brilliant Solutions.

20 Apr 2017

Revolut and Trussle launch industry-first partnership

Revolut and Trussle launch industry-first partnership

Banking challenger Revolut has today joined forces with the UK’s first online mortgage broker Trussle to give users direct access to its mortgage broking service.

19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing Association details new membership categories

Conveyancing Association details new membership categories

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has detailed a number of new membership categories and provided an update on its membership growth.

12 Apr 2017

Magellan announce new partnership with Connect for Intermediaries

Magellan announce new partnership with Connect for Intermediaries

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it is to distribute its range of mortgage products via the specialist mortgage network, Connect for Intermediaries.

11 Apr 2017

My Home Move acquires Advantage Property Lawyers

My Home Move acquires Advantage Property Lawyers

My Home Move has announced that it has acquired UK conveyancer, Advantage Property Lawyers (APL).

10 Apr 2017

Estate agents see calls surge by 61% during Q1 2017

Estate agents see calls surge by 61% during Q1 2017

According to the latest stats Moneypenny, calls from to estate and letting agents to request viewings and valuations rose 61% in Q1 of 2017.

06 Apr 2017

Ltd Co BTL product numbers see significant boost

Ltd Co BTL product numbers see significant boost

The latest analysis from Mortgages for Business has revealed that, during Q1 2017, the average number of products available to limited company borrowers increased by more than a third to 266, with fixed rates cut across all terms.

04 Apr 2017

Qube Global Software joins UK PropTech Association

Qube Global Software joins UK PropTech Association

Qube Global Software has joined the UK PropTech Association, a new trade body established to support businesses with an interest in the rapidly growing UK PropTech industry.

30 Mar 2017

Paradigm adds Nottingham for Intermediaries to panel

Paradigm adds Nottingham for Intermediaries to panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced that it has added Nottingham for Intermediaries, the dedicated intermediary arm of the Nottingham Building Society, to its lender panel.

28 Mar 2017

LendInvest and Pepper UK form industry-first partnership

LendInvest and Pepper UK form industry-first partnership

Online mortgage lender, Lendinvest and Pepper UK, a specialist loan servicing company, have announced what is believed to be the industry’s first partnership between a UK online property finance marketplace and an outsourced loan servicing business.

28 Mar 2017

National commercial property consultancy joins the ASTL

National commercial property consultancy joins the ASTL

The commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has joined the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) as an associate member. The firm’s membership will add to the growing diversity of the thriving trade body.

23 Mar 2017

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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