Buy-to-let under pressure
Posted by: Westcor International
Buy-to-let lenders are facing a double whammy, and as a result, will start to stress-test buyers at a higher threshold from January 2017.
Titlesolv named Best Insurance Provider at first-ever Specialist Finance Introducer Awards
Posted by: Westcor International
Titlesolv, a leading title insurance and property risk solutions provider, has been named as the Best Insurance Provider to the specialist finance market at the first-ever Specialist Finance Introducer Awards (SFI Awards).
House prices defy expectation
Posted by: Westcor International
After the initial shock of the Brexit result in June, there is a growing consensus amongst surveyors and estate agents that the housing market is recovering. The Royal Institute of Chartered Accountants (RICS) reported that 12% more of its members had noted house prices rising rather than falling in August, up from 5% in July.
Rebuilding Brick Walls and Removing Stumbling Blocks
Posted by: Westcor International
Agenda for Land Registration Etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 Seminar; Rebuilding brick walls and removing stumbling blocks.
Remortgages rise post-Brexit
Posted by: Westcor International
Figures published by the Bank of England in the summer confirmed the predicted slowdown in the property market and subsequent fall in mortgage applications following the Brexit vote. This was in addition to the stamp duty increase on buy-to-let properties in the last Budget. In contrast however, the popularity of remortgages grew; increasing by 6% from June to July this year.
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