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Buying to let with tenants in place

HomeLet IPEX, the first national scheme allowing buy-to-let properties to be bought and sold with the tenants in place, was opened for business last week. The scheme allows landlords to be aware of potential profits before they buy a property and to save time seeking tenants.

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Regarding your last issue’s news report entitled ‘New lender entrants slated’, I found the piece not only a breathtaking generalisation but also unwarranted and way off the mark. The basic thrust of the piece was that new entrants have tried to break into the market with low rates and have failed to deliver when it […]

Pundits dismiss equity contest

The competition announced in Gordon Brown’s Budget speech last week inviting the housing industry to come up with innovative shared equity products has been dismissed as “laughable” by industry pundits.

AMI board elections are set for spring

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has released details of its board elections that will take place this spring. A third of the AMI board must stand for election each year and this year elections will take place in the small network, large network and large firm constituencies. Any employee of an AMI member firm who […]

Halifax loses customer information

Halifax has lost 13,000 customers mortgage details after a employees car, which contained the documents, was stolen. The information was to be used when liasing with brokers who had applied for Halifax mortgages. It did not contain any pin numbers, passwords or account numbers, but 1,800 contained addresses, mortgage account numbers and balances.HBOS has assured […]

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Guide: 10 required letters — what to send, to whom and when?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.

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