MBE 2016: Networks must tackle buy-to-let knowledge gap

John Hewitt Jones

October 13, 2016


Lenders and networks must do more to make sure brokers are equipped for challenges facing the buy-to-let market, a leading estate agency and network has warned.

The buy-to-let sector has seen plagued by challenges of late including reforms to stamp duty and a turn-down in buy-to-let property applications.

But John Phillips, national operations director at Spicer Haart and Just Mortgages, said education could be the key to keeping the market strong.

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He added that whist lenders’ appetites have shifted following stamp duty changes earlier in the year networks have a duty to meet challenging times by helping close the skills gap.

Phillips speaking at the Mortgage Business Expo at The Barbican in London.