Hacked off
Posted by: Titlesolv
The house buying process usually involves the electronic transfer of large amounts of money and, to most of us, is the biggest purchase we will ever make. It is therefore particularly concerning that conveyancing fraud has become an increasing problem in recent years.
Consolidation and Innovation
Posted by: Titlesolv
Lenders will soon be represented by a new body, which is set to replace the six current bodies that regulate the financial sector.
Mind the Gap
Posted by: Titlesolv
The recent High Court case of Baker v Craggs highlights the consequences of failing to register a property within the priority period of a Land Registry search.
Buy-to-let under pressure
Posted by: Titlesolv
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.
Remortgages rise post-Brexit
Posted by: Titlesolv
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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