Why New Build Buy to Let Loans Went Wrong for the UK’s Mortgage Lenders

In this article, private rented sector consultant David Lawrenson of LettingFocus goes down memory lane to look at how and why lenders made a mess of buy to let loans for new build stock. Newbies in residential property investment may wonder why there is a lack of lender appetite to lend on new build flats. Some lenders will not lend […]

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Wrong Housing, Wrong Investment and Bad Mortgage Lending

Thamesmead encapsulates a lot of what has gone wrong with housing over the years – from poor local planning, to bad mortgage lending to yet worse property investment decisions by amateur investors says David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com A few weeks’ ago I had cause to visit Thamesmead where my boy was playing in a kids’ football match. I mention the […]

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Mortgage Fraud Buy to Let Lending and Property Clubs

My blog post last week (about what mortgage companies could do to support landlords more), generated 27 emails from managers at buy to let mortgage lenders and ten from landlords. One aspect that I referred to, in passing, was how the mortgage lenders had been “behind the play” in terms of understanding how bad buy to let mortgage lending and […]

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Mortgage Fraud and Buy to Let

I’m sad to say that at some recent events I have been to, quite a few punters came to me with pretty strong evidence that some property investment “advisors” are still encouraging people to carry out mortgage frauds as a way of buying property with little or no money down (NMD) and / or as part of a “buying below […]

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