News

EU president blasts “part-time Europeans”

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May 6, 2016

In a Rome debate with other European heads he claimed leaders are putting too much stock in national opinion rather than working together to develop a “common European sense”.

Market slows in April – again

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May 6, 2016

Valuations fell by 22% between March and April but remortgage and first-time buyer valuations rose by half (50%) and nearly half (46%) year-on-year.

Shawbrook hires lending manager

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May 6, 2016

Palmer worked as a mortgage adviser and then supervisor at Yorkshire Building Society and is responsible for overseeing cases with repeat Shawbrook clients.

Aldermore unveils 3.93% buy-to-lets

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May 6, 2016

The rate is available for purchase and remortgage for individuals and limited companies while it comes with a completion fee of 1.50% and a booking fee of £199.

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Accord unveils 1.87% 2-year fix

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May 6, 2016

Also available is a 65% LTV 2-year fix at 1.94% for house purchase with no product fee, £250 cashback on completion and a free standard valuation.

Developers facing government tax crackdown

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May 6, 2016

The 'task force' will focus on avoidance and evasion primarily in London, with ministers already identifying firms to investigate.

Developers urged to think twice on larger units

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May 6, 2016

Developers are being urged to look at demand before committing to larger units following research…

Government completes Northern Rock selloff

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May 5, 2016

The government’s so-called “bad bank” UK Asset Resolution sold the last of the book for £520m.

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Blogs

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Tony Ward

The London mayoral election

Now is the time for a clearly-defined course of action.

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Jonathan Sealey

Approaching deals flexibly

A more versatile approach is vital if future dreams are to be realised and we, and the world around us, continue to evolve.

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Rob Barnard

Power to the people

Just because technology can be developed to the point where a machine can replace a person, doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a desirable outcome in every instance.

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Eric Curran

Yes, surveyors come under Home Report pressure – but they are professionals and they must resist

Our profession rightly holds itself accountable to the highest standards and prides itself on the rock-solid worth of an unsullied reputation.

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Simon Conn

Rural property pitfalls

Make sure you do not get caught out by the different rules and regulations.

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