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Need to Move from Consent to Lease

Created on 10 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I currently have a mortgage with Bank of Scotland on a consent to lease basis. I need to move to a buy to let mortgage. However I am encountering lots of obstacles. Is this something you can help ...

Residential Mortgage Having Completed an IVA

Created on 07 February 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi, I have a buy to let mortgage and we are looking to re-mortgage to a residential mortgage to enable us to live in the property. The problem is I have just completed an IVA. My current provider does ...

What Does Brexit Mean for Britain?

Created on 24 June 2016. Posted in Live News

... They have bounced slightly but remain significantly down. There has been a shift toward buying Gold and a there has been a real flight to safety as the market assesses the risks. The Prime Minister has ...

First Time Buyer Purchases hits 2 year high

Created on 10 June 2016. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to report new research indicating that First Time buyers are at the highest on record for almost 2 years. First Time buyers have found it difficult to get onto the property ladder, given ...

Retired Expat Looking to Buy Holiday Let Property

Created on 21 March 2016. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... to buy another holiday let - probably £325K purchase. - just two doors away from my present holiday let - similar situation and setting. Gross rental history of present property averages >£14K per year. ...

Expats, Mortgages and Foreign Currency

Created on 07 October 2015. Posted in Live News

... mortgages and not currently buy to let deals in the UK which will be a relief to expats looking to become UK landlords. The EU rules were initially intended to affect buy to let mortgages as well, but ...

Getting a mortgage in the military

Created on 23 September 2015. Posted in Live News

... Help to Buy to shared equity schemes. The schemes are designed to help the armed forces get a mortgage when they return from duty and they are listed as priority on other Government schemes such as FirstBuy. ...

The shifting rules of buy to let

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to see such strong growth in the UK buy-to-let market in recent years, which is great news for landlords. Many small landlords have seen strong rental income with fewer so-called void ...

Expat landlords shrug off Budget changes

Created on 30 July 2015. Posted in Live News

... as ever to invest in a buy-to-let property back home, according to leading offshore lender Skipton International. But there is a fly in the ointment. The last Budget announcement has effectively introduced ...

Nationwide axes foreign currency mortgages

Created on 25 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... difficult for Brits living abroad who want to buy a home in the UK to take advantage of the booming UK property sector. It will also restrict access to the London property market for wealthy foreign ...

Buy to let booms 13% in a year

Created on 14 May 2015. Posted in Live News

Buy-to-let is booming. That’s what the latest figures from the Bank of England tells us anyway with a 13 per cent year on year growth. We believe this is fantastic news for current and aspiring landlords ...

Inflation: What is it and what does it mean for my mortgage?

Created on 12 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... families buy and monitors the average cost of them. The price of oil could fall while the price of food rise but you take it altogether as an average and come up with a figure. If the average prices ...

Is this the best time ever to get a mortgage?

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... including economic uncertainty in the Eurozone to low interest rates at home. In particular buy to let mortgage rates have plummeted to their lowest levels ever. Buy-to-let landlords take out a different ...

Will the general election affect my mortgage?

Created on 06 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... among the parties on how to help get people on the housing ladder and dish out mortgages. The Conservatives are the party of Help to Buy which provides Government support to borrowers looking for mortgages ...

Are second homes about to be hit with higher taxes?

Created on 27 April 2015. Posted in Live News

... is coming from could deter investment in the buy to let sector as well as make people think twice. And it could affect your mortgage. If the Lib Dem plan gets the go-ahead after the election then mortgage ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... past savers had to either buy an annuity or use heavily regulated drawdown services that only allowed strict amounts to be withdrawn each year. Or you could withdraw the whole lot and be slapped with a ...

Government Offer 20% Discount to All First-time buyers

Created on 01 March 2015. Posted in Live News

The Government's plans to offer a 20% discount to all first time buyers launched this weekend allowing first time buyers in England, under the age of 40 to register to buy new homes for 80% of the market ...

Millions Overpaying on Mortgages -The Cost of Complacency?

Created on 01 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... Society’s rate hike on its SVR to buy to let borrowers. The lender had increased its SVR by an additional 2.49% to 3.99%, despite no Bank of England rate increases. The case was brought as a class action ...

The challenges on taking out a UK mortgage as an expat

Created on 20 January 2015. Posted in Live News

... of individuals find themselves in every year and it can be tough. Most people would expect a simple solution to converting their mortgage to buy to let when you’re abroad but it can be a minefield. We ...

UK EXPAT MORTGAGES

Created on 08 January 2015. Posted in Landing Pages (New)

UK Expat Mortgages Mortgages to 90% LTV Exclusive Expat Deals Employed & Self Employed Mortgages From £50K to £10M Residential, Buy to Lets & Holiday Lets   UK Expat ...