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More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy to let deals

Are more landlords looking for a short-term solution to ride out the economic and political chaos created by Brexit? That is the question posed after specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited revealed a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy to let applications, in the first...
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Buy to let changes for 2019 – Plenty to ponder

As 2018 draws to an end, there has been much to reflect upon in the buy to let market. There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores an evolving market.
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Why Millennials can’t climb the property ladder

With the average semi-detached house costing £225,674 in the UK, the housing crisis has left many of those within the younger generations short of an opportunity to own their own home. As the UK experiences a widening generational wealth gap, research from credit comparison experts TotallyMoney uncovers how...
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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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Career moves driving UK property market

Brits are seven times more likely to be moving home because of a change of job (23%) rather than to make a quick buck from the housing market (3%), according to new property research from AA Mortgages. With AA reporting that summer movers are planning to spend 3%...
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MFB launches instant EPC rating retriever for landlords

Mortgages for Business has launched an instant EPC rating retriever on the homepage of its website for landlords to quickly check the status of their rental properties. From 1st April 2018, residential landlords will not be able to grant a tenancy to either new or existing tenants if...
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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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