What are the hidden risks for lenders post purchase?
Posted by: Westcor International
Whilst all land in England and Wales is required to be registered at HMLR, following any significant change in title, only around 85% of all land in England and Wales actually is.
Housing takes centre stage in the Autumn Budget
Posted by: Westcor International
With issues from alcohol duty to growth forecasts under the microscope, the Autumn Budget included significant announcements on a diverse set of issues. Despite these concerns, attention was focused squarely on the Government?s housing proposals.
Buy-to-let considerations
Posted by: Westcor International
In an attempt to help first time buyers and boost home ownership, numerous policy changes since 2015 have made it clear that the government is targeting the buy-to-let market and the purchase of second homes.
Paper trails
Posted by: Westcor International
A recent case at the High Court in Glasgow considered property fraud on an extraordinary scale. Perhaps most striking about the case was that it was the longest criminal trial in UK legal history, lasting over 320 days.
Worth the risk?
Posted by: Westcor International
Published at the beginning of February, the long- awaited Housing white paper had the admirable purpose of 'fixing our broken housing market'. Whilst its aims are commendable, it carries a number of transactional risks which should be considered by all operating in the property sector.
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