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August 22, 2019

Should property developers slow down in uncertain times?

In times of political, social, or economic upheaval, the temptation to take a “wait and see” approach can be strong. It’s a rational response, but in property development, it could be a mistake. Our Director of Development Finance Steve Larkin takes a closer look:  As we navigate an era of almost unprecedented political uncertainty, we’re...

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August 5, 2019

What is bridge-to-let finance?

At its most simple, bridge-to-let finance refers to bridging loans that fund the initial purchase of rental properties – usually those requiring refurbishment or, in some cases, further works. You might find it called a number of different things, but, by any name, it can be a convenient and cost-effective option for landlords or property...

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June 26, 2019

Bridging Finance Checklist

How to make sure your application for bridging finance goes through with the minimum of delay. Submitting a complete and accurate application for your bridging loan will help you move from enquiry to approval in the shortest possible time scale. When time is of the essence a quick decision on your finance is exactly what...

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June 6, 2019

Your guide to bridging finance for property development and investment

Bridging Finance could be the solution you need to secure and complete your next property investment project. Here’s how it works. What is bridging finance? Bridging finance is a short-term loan, typically lasting 12 to 18 months, and covers the timing difference between one property related transaction and another. Literally, it ‘bridges the gap’. Different...

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May 13, 2019

What's happening with Section 21 Notices?

If you let or invest in property, then you’ll likely have heard recent news about the Government’s plans to scrap Section 21 notices. To give us more information on the proposed changes, we’ve spoken to landlord insurance specialist Just Landlords. Last month, the Government announced plans to scrap Section 21 notices in the private rental...

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April 12, 2019

How to buy property at auction

There are many ways of buying an investment property in the UK, from a private sale through to the traditional method of using an estate agent. Among the most popular, however, is the auction. Dating back to Ancient Greece, auctioning has held strong through all the changes and evolution of the property market. It seems...

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March 14, 2019

Are you missing out not using a letting agent?

According to the latest English Private Landlord Survey, more than half of landlords in England don’t use letting agents to manage their properties. However, Just Landlords is reminding investors of how agents can bring them peace of mind. Since plans were announced for a ban on tenant fees, talk has been rife within the private...

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February 25, 2019

Six top tips for submitting BTL business

As part of the latest criteria changes to our Buy-to-Let mortgage range, we’ve made it even easier for brokers to get to offer quickly by speeding up the application process. 1) Select the correct purpose and property type Please make sure that you select the right application purpose. A change in ownership structure (eg. a...

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February 14, 2019

Building a diversified portfolio with LendInvest

As an investor with LendInvest, you can fund different types of projects across the UK, with different borrowers, rates of return, maturity dates, project risk profiles, durations and loan-to-value ratios (LTV). As with any investment class, it is sensible to diversify your portfolio to mitigate risk. Although it’s not a guarantee against loss, diversifying dampens...

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February 8, 2019

An insight into the upcoming tenant fees ban

Property professionals would have had to have been living under a rock for the past few years to have not heard of the tenant fees ban. Well, the controversial plans are now set to become law. To help us outline the new rules, Just Landlords has put together a round up. The specialist Landlord Insurance...

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