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Ashdown Lyons named best surveyor by Hamptons

Ashdown Lyons won first prize in the best surveyor category of Hamptons International awards ceremony last night.

Jeremy Lyons, chief executive of Ashdown Lyons, says: “The market has changed dramatically in the last 12 months and we have been focusing on our internal procedures and training support. We are working with our survey teams with a back to basics approach to give lenders and customers greater confidence in the style and the quality of our work.”

Jonathan Cornell, technical director at Hamptons International Mortgages, says: “We canvassed our consultants and our mortgage case managers in all our categories and they were confident that the quality and service provided by Ashdown Lyons is streets ahead of the rest.”

Lyons adds: “We constantly strive to provide our customers with the highest possible levels of service and ongoing commitment and we are extremely proud to have achieved this award.”


Government consults on tenure for residential boats

The government is from today consulting on the security of tenure for up to 15,000 residential boats in England, particularly in London’s Canal Basins, West Midlands and Norfolk Broads.Titled ‘Security of tenure for residential boats – England and Wales, which covers boats at moorings used for long-term residential use, the consultation proposes to establish similar […]

Commercial First agrees strategic relationship with TBMC

Commercial First has become the first commercial lender to agree a formal strategic relationship with The Business Mortgage Company. Under the terms of the working arrangement both parties have agreed to establish service level agreements and to work closely on joint marketing and distribution strategies. Commercial First will be committing underwriting resources, while TBMC has […]

HML presented awards by Natasha Kaplinsky

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Webline extends data integration service

Webline has extended its data integration service with technology suppliers 1st. The adviser portal already provides two-way data integration services with back office systems.The expanded facility now allows the 11,000 users of 1st’s Adviser Office to pull across additional data such as quotations, comparisons, commission reconciliation and new business tracking from the Webline platform and […]

Tackling the housing crisis will take more than money

The latest housebuilding figures from the Department for Communities & Local Government confirm the worst fears of many within the property industry. We are failing to address the housing shortage in any meaningful way. Let’s look at the number of housing ‘starts’, new housing projects where work has begun. In England, work has been started […]


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