April 19, 2018
LendInvest Report: Putting Finance First
LendInvest is putting the government on notice to improve access to finance for property SMEs. Today we have launched a new report entitled Putting Finance First: the alternative route to funding Britain’s SME housebuilders, recognising that while the government is trying to help improve the outlook for property SMEs, not enough is being done to...
April 18, 2018
Landlords: remembering your responsibilities under new banning orders
A reminder of landlords’ responsibilities following banning orders’ introduction, which gives councils power to ban them from running a letting business
April 10, 2018
Why tackling the construction skills shortage is only the first step
It’s no secret that there is a skills shortage in the construction sector. It was one of the big talking points during the lead-up to the EU Referendum after all, the worries that a Leave vote would see the swathes of EU nationals that building firms rely upon departing these shores. But the scale of...
March 29, 2018
LendInvest contributes to APPG Report: ‘An Inquiry into Support for Small Housebuilders’
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Small and Micro Business has published ‘An Inquiry into Support for Small Housebuilders’, supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). This report calls ‘Dedicated Strategy for Small Housebuilders’ to address the key challenges holding small housebuilders back from ramping up the number of new homes built each...
March 22, 2018
LendInvest responds to signing of the FinTech Bridge between the UK and Australia
Our CEO responds to the signing of a FinTech bridge between the UK and Australia as part of a government attempt to drive innovation forward
March 21, 2018
LendInvest features in LSE Finance for Fintech Report
Today the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has launched its Finance for Fintech research report, to which LendInvest has contributed. The LSE, with YouGov, interviewed more than 400 fintech companies across eight countries – Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Singapore, Turkey, UK and USA – about their growth plans and how they will finance growth. This research provides important...
March 16, 2018
Improve your property’s energy efficiency ahead of the MEES
As the date for the Government’s new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) approaches, consider making preparations to get a head start on obtaining that ideal Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. From 1st April, residential landlords will be required to have an EPC rating of E or higher, or risk a hefty fine. If your property...
March 16, 2018
TDD is not about testing
Author: Leonardo Proietti, Software Development Manager in Engineering @ LendInvest We’re test lovers here at LendInvest. Having a few experienced TDD practitioners amongst our ranks, testing for us is simply a good way to write clean, working code. During our hiring process, we ask each candidate to solve a problem related to our domain, getting them to...
March 13, 2018
LendInvest's response to the Spring Statement
Today the Chancellor delivered the first Spring Statement, making up for the absence of his red book with promises of a balanced approach to economic recovery, supported by wage growth and a decreased inflation. From a property market perspective, the absence of a major policy shakeup in the chancellor’s statement today is precisely what the...
February 9, 2018
Improving communication with your tenants
One essential part of a successful property investment business that is often overlooked is having a good relationship with your tenants. As the month of love is now upon us, the experts at Just Landlords, a leading provider of Landlord Insurance, are looking at the ways that you can improve communication. It may be a...