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Commercial First targets farms

Commercial First has launched two mortgage products for farm properties.

The first offers a self-cert income facility which, with a clean credit history, is available at 2% above three-month LIBOR at 55% LTV and 2.5% at an LTV of 65%. The second offers a 70% LTV but requires accounts.


Park Row set for Northampton

Park Row has signed up a team of five for a new branch in an affluent part of the Midlands. The advisers, previously with Bates Insurance Services, will form the nucleus of the firm’s branch in Northampton.

RICS to update guidance on new build valuations

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is to clarify the guidance it provides to its members on the valuation of new build residential properties.The changes follow the recommendations of a joint Council of Mortgage Lenders and RICS working party that was convened to consider concerns over the difficulties facing valuers where sales incentives are offered […]

Social HomeBuy scheme’s first taker

Notting Hill Housing says one of its tenants has become the first person to buy their home through the government’s Social HomeBuy scheme.

Arc partners with MARAS

Arc Legal Assistance, a provider of landlord legal costs and rental guarantee insurance has partnered with up with tenant referencing services provider MARAS Group.MARAS, one of the first organisations to specialise in providing tenant vetting services, is now offering landlords legal costs and rent guarantee insurance administered by Arc and underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance […]


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