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London buy to let market attracts investment in Q2

The London buy to let market enjoyed positive investor activity in Q2 of 2018, according to new data from specialist buy to let broker firm Commercial Trust Limited. Analysis of buy to let purchase applications across the UK, showed that the capital recorded the greatest share over other...
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London’s connectivity lags behind

Connectivity is more than just broadband speeds and 4G coverage. New research from property consultancy Cluttons has revealed the impact it has on everything from the properties we choose to live in, to the places where we can work and our overall happiness both at home and in...
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Specialist BTL brand enhances lending criteria

Specialist buy to let lending brand Keystone Property Finance has made a series of criteria enhancements aimed at helping both portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The maximum individual loan available has been increased from £750k to £1m on borrowing up to 65% loan to value. The increase has been...
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Revealed: the extent of the buy-to-let market collapse

New research has exposed the scale of the fall in buy-to-let purchases in the year that the Government hiked stamp duty by 3pc on such transactions. The number of properties sold to buy-to-let investors has fallen 63.7pc in the year to November in England and Wales, according to...
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Hammond ditches Osborne’s help-to-buy homes scheme

Philip Hammond has confirmed that the government’s help-to-buy mortgage guarantee scheme will be closed by the end of the year, another of former chancellor George Osborne’s flagships now abandoned by the Treasury. In a letter to Bank of England governor Mark Carney, the chancellor said the scheme had...
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