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Property market update: 10.04.17

Housing and property policy Hard Brexit will hit the UK PRS: Because migrants tend to rent, a ‘hard’ Brexit would disproportionately hit the UK private rented sector if immigration volumes from the rest of the European Union fell, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing. Mortgage Solutions reports here. Housebuilding UK construction cools in March:…

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New Product: Pre-construction Finance

Today we launched a new product, Pre-construction Finance. Designed to support property investors in the primary stages of their development, the pre-construction product supports borrowers as they apply for and await planning permission. Borrowers of Pre-Construction Finance who wish to apply for our Development Finance loan after gaining planning permission will have their applications fast tracked….

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Property market update: 27.03.16

Housing and property policy Conor Burns MP outlines the golden opportunity for SME builders: Building on the recommendations of a LendInvest report into the plight of the small housebuilders, the PPS to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Conor Burns MP joined the British Business Bank, the National Landlords Association, Home…

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Announcing an industry-first partnership

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Pepper UK, one of the country’s leading specialist loan servicing companies. We’ve formed what is believed to be the industry’s first partnership between a UK online property finance marketplace and an outsourced loan servicing business. Under the terms of the partnership, Pepper UK will take responsibility for servicing…

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What is the true cost of your client’s refurbishment?

Despite being thought of quicker and less risky than a full-scale development, there are various ‘hidden’ costs that affect refurbishment projects specifically that need careful forethought. It is crucial to consider the following factors whilst helping your client calculates the true cost of a refurbishment: Have resources readily available Although this is a key point to consider with any development,…

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Planning for success: top resources for developers to self-educate on planning

If approached blindly, planning can be a headache for your client when it comes to kicking off a development project. Awareness of the existing policies and procedures can streamline the experience with the local authorities and help to avoid lengthy processes. There are various ways to personally develop planning knowledge both online and offline. Material sourced from the…

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#8 Property round-up: this fortnight’s activity

Here’s your fortnightly round-up of the latest property market activity and commentary. Make sure the latest on prices, taxes, funding and the housing deficit doesn’t pass you by. Housing and property policy A blueprint for better policymaking for property SMEs: In a new report entitled Starting Small to Build More Homes: A Blueprint for Better Policymaking…

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Specialist Lending Senate Roundup

Last week the Specialist Lending Senate took place over two days bringing together leading intermediaries and lenders in the sector. We rounded up the hot topics. Innovation Although there is always a buzz around lenders and advisers that venture to be different, the industry still underdelivers on innovation. The innovation driven by the smaller building…

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