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Cuts will not make me lower rents – I will simply sell up

I am a social landlord and if the housing benefit is cut to those of my tenants who need it I will not be lowering their rents.

I will just dispose of the properties I own and invest my capital in other ways. It’s as simple as that.

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December start for new head of trade bodies

Stephen Gay, the new director-general of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers and the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, will join the trade bodies on December 1.

Leader: One-week sales hit market

Since the credit crunch hit we’ve seen lenders adopt many different ways of distributing mortgages. There’s been tranche lending, the gradual return of exclusives and semi-exclusives, and obviously the dreaded reliance on high street lenders’ branches offering deals direct to consumers. Last week we saw a new addition to this list – lenders providing limited […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]


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