Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird is Editor of Specialist Finance Introducer and Associate Editor of Mortgage Introducer
Russell Quirk affordable housing completions

Following the GLA’s data about affordable housing starts and completions, Russell Quirk has questioned the disparity between the two figures.


The property market is reopening, but the mortgage market has shrunk during lockdown, making it harder to find a mortgage according to Defaqto. 

These will take place where an application has been on hold because a desktop valuation has not been possible.

Jeff Knight Foundation Home Loans

Jeff Knight of Foundation Home Loans, said: “It is really pleasing to say that we can now offer our products to new applicants once again.”

pre-lockdown physical valuations

The business is also processing new applications as per its usual processes.

Robert Sinclair AMI

For those who are unable to work from home, returning will mean working in a vastly different way compared to pre-lockdown norms. 

The measures will come into force on 18 May 2020 and will be reviewed in the next three months and revised if appropriate. 

online estate agents mortgage remortgage search

Prospective renters using the Movebubble app can watch the Home Walkthrough videos and use the app’s instant chat function.

Mark McCorrie Made Snappy

Between mid-April and mid-May, listings incorporating virtual tours rose by 44%, and 63% for those with videos.

show home

All sales offices and show homes will reopen with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place.