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Self Employed Mortgages

Getting a mortgage if you are one of the 4.5 million self-employed people in the UK is not easy. If you are well established with an existing property most lenders will consider you but options are limited if you want to get onto the property ladder soon after starting your own business. Lenders view the […]

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Regulator warns lenders

Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority and as such Britain’s most senior financial Regulator has warned mortgage Lenders and building societies that they must not return to the sort of high risk lending that helped cause the 2008 financial crisis and led to the collapse of several societies including Cheshire, Derbyshire and Dunfermline. […]

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Property Eye #8

 These recent property news items caught our eye:- Celebrity Watch Bake Off Mary Berry has put her four-bedroom family holiday home in the resort of Salcombe, Devon, up for sale. Keen bakers and cake makers should be able to indulge their hobby in the open-plan kitchen that’s kitted with a traditional two-oven Aga as well as […]

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the rise of span houses

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The Rise of SPAN Houses

Grand Design Magazine in 2005 said “Ever wished you lived somewhere where a sense of community still existed, where kids could play safely outside and neighbours were friends, not strangers? Well, places like this do exist: they’re called SPAN developments.”   Some years later Wallpaper Magazine followed up with “Yes, Span houses are post-war, but […]

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Property Eye#7

These recent property news items caught our eye:- Celebrity Watch Rolling Stones Venue available Apartments in Hotham Hall, Putney which once hosted performances by the Rolling Stones and The Who are available for rent at £1450 per week. As well as rock n’ rollers the Hall also hosted ex-Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden […]

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