your shout

The best of the comments from Mortgage Strategy online

Home Information Packs are to be scrapped:
“About time. I have found some HIPs to be unreliable so let’s see them scrapped immediately. The next step for this government is the reversal of housing benefits being paid to tenants, with landlords paid directly instead. This would encourage landlords to accommodate such tenants.”

The Financial Services Authority could survive:
“That’s a shame. I was looking forward to the expense of changing the details of the regulator on all our letterheads, brochures and business cards.”

Grant Shapps appointed as housing minister:
“Nobody will even realise he’s there until he upsets an influential group of NIMBYs. It just goes to show how far down housing is in the pecking order.”

Number of mortgage products available to brokers stayed relatively flat in April:
“Why do commentators keep banging on about the number of products, claiming that the less than 5,000 now available is great news when there were more than 35,000 in 2007? And anyway, it’s not thenumber available that’s important – it’s whether lenders are lending on them. The evidence suggests they are not.”