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Warning over letting agents

Landlords should beware third-rate letting agents, warns risk consultant Leaseguard. Mairi Scott, managing director of Leaseguard, says too many landlords get caught out by thinking they can just appoint a letting agent, hand over the keys and sit back and wait for the money to roll in.

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Mortgage Express says buy-to-let market still robust

Mortgage Express says the Council of Mortgage Lender’s latest lending figures demonstrate just how robust the buy-to-let lending market continues to be. Gus Park, head of buy-to-let at Mortgage Express, says: As buy-to-let celebrates its tenth anniversary, the market continues to enjoy strong landlord confidence and tenant demand.Combined with the current healthy housing market, which […]

Buy-to-let hits record high

Buy-to-let borrowing set new records in the first half of the year, with lenders advancing 152,500 loans, worth 17.5bn says the Council of Mortgage Lenders. That represented an increase of 17% by volume and 20% by value over the previous record totals, posted in the second half of 2005.There are now 767,000 outstanding residential buy-to-let […]

Portman reprices two-year fixed rates

Portman has repriced its two-year fixed rates with new products available from Friday August 11 as a result of upward movement in swap rates.It now offers a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 4.69% with an arrangement fee of 999, a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 4.89% with an arrangement fee of 599, and a two-year […]

Property website ditches selling fee

www.mousesale.co.uk has cut out its fee for sellers, enabling vendors and buyers to carry out property transactions privately without the need for a traditional estate agent or a selling fee.

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