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Accidental Landlords

EU threat to Accidental Landlord Let to Buy

26/01/2015

The Treasury has decided that to conform to the European Mortgage Credit Directive (compulsory by 2016) all Buy to Let contracts, where the mortgage was not entered into solely for business purposes, will be defined as “consumer” loans. Hence all Let to Buy or accidental landlords will become regulated in a similar way to residential… Read more

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Buy to Let 10 year fixed rate from TMW

13/01/2015

The Mortgage Works (TMW) have recently released the only Buy to Let 10 year fixed rate currently in the market. The product is a 10 year 4.99% fixed until 30/04/2025 with a maximum 75% Loan to Value Stress tested at 4.99% notional rate and 125% interest cover. That means for every £1 of rental income… Read more

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The Choice Paradox

Isn’t it odd how we all want more and less choice at exactly the same time? Take an evening spent at the local restaurant. How often have we picked up the menu and unfolded it so many times that the sheer magnitude of choice suddenly becomes overwhelming? As a result it becomes almost impossible to… Read more

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Buy to Let market starts the year with a BANG

05/01/2015

The mortgage market has opened the year with a bang, including the launch of a new Buy to Let lender, Fleet Mortgages. Chief executive of Fleet Mortgages Bob Young said “we have brought this lender to market in record time and are lending at what is a very exciting time for a growing and developing… Read more

Stamp Duty Calculator

Stamp Duty Calculator

05/12/2014

Whilst the rest of the media have been reporting on the pros & cons of Chancellor George Osbourne’s Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms, here at Property118 we have been busy producing a calculator which makes it very easy to work out how much stamp duty you will need to pay. Why not test it for… Read more

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Stigma of lending on New Builds is easing

26/11/2014

BM Solutions have changed policy and criteria for New Builds. The maximum Loan to Value now available on New Build houses and more importantly New Build Flats has increased from 65% to 75% LTV. 75% is the standard maximum LTV for BM Solutions and all products will now be made available to New Build houses… Read more

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TMW to increase Stress Testing

17/11/2014

The Mortgage Works (TMW) have announced they will increase their standard Stress Testing on all Buy to Let mortgages  that fall between 65% and 75% Loan to Value (LTV) from a Notional rate of 4.99% to 5.49%. Stress testing is how a lender calculates the amount you can borrow based on the rental income pcm… Read more

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Short term Buy to Let product with no interest payments until redeemed

12/11/2014

Castle Trust have introduced a new short term Buy to Let product called the Flexible Zero Mortgage, which is designed as an alternative for raising short/medium term finance from 1 to 5 years. The USP (unique selling point) is that there are no monthly payments, because the interest is accumulated and added to the principle… Read more

Aldermore

Aldermore – Bridging finance and BTL remortgage based on open market value

20/10/2014

Challenger bank, Aldermore Mortgages, entered the bridging finance market this year although they only offered their proposition via one distribution company. Their USP’s include bridging rates from 0.64% but they also allow remortgages within 6 months on to their BTL product up to 80% LTV. Why is this great news for Readers? CASE STUDY EXAMPLES;… Read more

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Buy to Let Market watch – High Loan to Value

15/10/2014

I have been updating the Quote Engine and Calculator with the latest products for readers, and thought it would be useful to give an update on niche areas of the Buy to Let Market, starting with higher Loan to Value products at 80-85%. Buy to Let market products and criteria are like a set of… Read more

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