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Edinburgh to lease B2L homes

Some 1,500 buy-to-let properties are to made available to City of Edinburgh Council through an ambitious private sector leasing scheme.

Under the plan, the authority leases the housing neededthrough a specialist provider who sources the properties from buy-to-let landlords.

Property services group Orchard & Shipman has contracted with the Council to procure 1,500 properties over the next five years.


Club members to be miles better off

Mortgage Next is to enhance its mortgage club proposition for directly authorised brokers with the launch of the Passport scheme on October 1. As well as access to exclusive products and free subscriptions to Mortgage Brain and Trigold, Passport offers an AirMiles loyalty scheme whereby points are received for every case that completes with Mortgage […]

Government postpones council tax revaluation

Plans for a revaluation of council tax in England have been postponed, the government announced today. The government has instead extended Sir Michael Lyons’ inquiry into local government funding, so that he can consider issues relating to the wider functions of local government and its future role. The extension of Sir Michael’s is intended to […]

Stop the roller coaster, I want to get off

There must be a way of changing the system so we can introduce some calm into the anxiety-inducing roller coaster process of completing on a house move, says Sue Read


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