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Paymentshield to bring lettings expertise to networks

2019-07-15T23:01:32+00:00 July 15th, 2019|News|

Paymentshield chief executive Rob Evans (pictured) wants the firm to take a leading role in bringing general insurance to mortgage networks after working with proptech lettings firms. Paymentshield, which has a panel of general insurance providers, has already linked up with proptech firms like Tenant Shop, Goodlord and Urban Jungle to provide both tenants contents [...]

Preston becomes hotspot for homebuyers

2019-07-15T06:00:07+00:00 July 15th, 2019|News|

Estate agents in Preston are seeing a significant spike in buyer demand, property portal Zoopla has found. Zoopla delivered 59% more sales leads to its Preston-based clients over the last 12 months, which Zoopla argues is thanks to the amount of affordable property in the region. Emma Roberts, managing director of Roberts & Co, an estate agency [...]

Expected age of the FTB increases

2019-07-12T14:59:30+00:00 July 12th, 2019|News|

The average age aspiring homeowners expect to get onto the property ladder is now 39 years old, HSBC UK’s annual ‘Beyond the Bricks’ survey has found. This is 11 years older than the average age of those who are already on the property ladder who bought their first property. Aaron Shinwell, interim head of mortgages [...]

Growth of the PRS slows

2019-07-11T23:01:49+00:00 July 11th, 2019|News|

The growth of the private rented sector (PRS) is subdued thanks to Brexit uncertainty and government intervention according to the latest edition of the Buy to Let Britain report by Kent Reliance for Intermediaries. The value of PRS grew by £6bn in the last year, whilst the value of the average rental property saw a [...]

RICS: More buyers come to market

2019-07-10T23:01:53+00:00 July 10th, 2019|News|

New buyer interest has increased for the first month since November 2016, the RICS UK Residential Market Survey has found. Some 10% more surveyors saw a rise in interest from new buyers in June. Instructions also held steady, though anecdotally surveyors were said to be a ‘little downbeat’. Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, said: [...]

House hunters value local house price data and insights

2019-07-09T23:01:04+00:00 July 9th, 2019|News|

House price data and insights is the most helpful tool available on property search websites, a survey by 4media Group on behalf of Zoopla has found. Some 44% of house hunters cited this as the most helpful tool. Only 27% of all consumers stated they didn’t use any tools or insights when searching for a [...]

Spicehaart selects Responsible Life for interest-only solution

2019-07-08T23:01:37+00:00 July 8th, 2019|News|

Spicerhaart Corporate Sales announce Responsible Life as partner for interest-only resolution Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has selected specialist later life finance provider Responsible Life as its refinance partner for its interest-only solution. The service will be offered to those borrowers who have an expired interest-only loan or are reaching maturity, primarily focusing on those that wish [...]

Axis Bank UK hires key account manager for the north

2019-07-07T23:01:41+00:00 July 7th, 2019|News|

Professional landlord specialist lender Axis Bank UK has appointed Dean Linklater as key account manager for the North. There is now a team of three key account managers, Dean Linklater in the North, Spencer Gale in London and the South East plus Antony Morris in the South West and Wales. Jason Neale, head of buy-to-let business [...]

Lettings fee ban fuelling fraudulent rental applications

2019-07-04T23:01:04+00:00 July 4th, 2019|News|

Tenants are increasingly using fake bank statements and employers to pass the referencing stage of the tenancy process – and the lettings fee ban is likely to worsen this trend. Research from lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has found there’s been 13 fraudulent applications per month in 2019, up from six in 2018. [...]