The UK Commercial Property Market – Recent Trends and Outlook. A report by Shawbrook Bank.

In light of the current political climate, we would like to share the latest Shawbrook Bank report – The UK Commercial Property Market, Recent Trends and Outlook .  From reading the report you will see the message is that the commercial market sector presents a good opportunity for medium and long-term growth if professional investors…

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BTL Lender Improves Criteria For Portfolio Landlords

Great news from one of our favourite lenders for lending to individuals.  The Coventry Building Society have announced some positive changes to their lending criteria for portfolio landlords. Why do we like this lender? Highly competitive rates, simple and efficient application process, great product switch facility and fixed rates with no ERC’s, the only issue…

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Are Landlords Receiving the Best Advice?

In the ever-changing property market, it’s important for professional landlords to keep informed and even more important to have a trusted broker who provides expert advice and knows the current market inside and out. We recently had a meeting with the Business Development Manager of one of the biggest lenders in the BTL market. During…

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Portfolio Landlords

September 2017 saw the Bank’s regulator, the PRA, bring in a new series of requirements that Banks must follow when lending to portfolio landlords.   Below is a series of the common questions we are asked by our landlord clients  Why did the Bank regulator do this?   The regulator, at the time, saw a large increase…

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Converting Properties to HMOs

We are often approached by property investors asking about the different funding options converting a property into a HMO. These properties are proving to be increasingly popular high yielding investments for professional landlords. For those landlords considering converting properties into HMOs, there are various financing options that are available. I have provided a comparison of…

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