Bob Hunt

Bob Hunt is chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services

We are in danger here of throwing the baby out with the bath water and the housing crisis that we are seeking to avert could actually be made much worse because of these measures.

The good firms have to pay for the crimes – and that is not too strong a word – and misdemeanours of the minority who do not trade to the same high standards

Change is constant

2015 has been an ‘interesting’ year however as we review where our market is

Landlords cash in on PRS

The private rental sector is likely to play a growing part in the housing mix

The buy-to-let focus

We are firmly on the path to a more interventionist approach to buy-to-let

Bob Hunt is chief executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services Sometimes agendas are difficult to ascertain, they are subtle, they are hidden, they are long-term campaigns…

The homeowner has to want to down-size themselves and no waiving of Stamp Duty will get them to want to do this if they don’t already believe its right for them

Lenders appear to be in a ‘damned if they do, damned if they don’t’ situation when it comes to this type of lending

MMR 12 months on

We have a much more ‘normal’ marketplace and lenders (in most areas) are working not just to the letter of law but within the spirit

The good news is that UK housing should be high on the electioneering agenda over the coming weeks