CASE STUDY: Protecting our lenders against fraudulent borrowers
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What triggered the claim? The Lender was approached by Mr M for a short term loan to be secured as a second charge against the Property he jointly owned with his mother, Mrs Y. Once the loan was complete, Mrs Y would relinquish her interest in the property and Mr M would become the sole owner. Mr M was living at the property with his wife and Mrs Y and confirmed that they would be letting the property out and produced a tenancy agreement to reflect this. 6 months later, Mr M defaulted on the loan. The lender discovered that not only was Mr M still living at the property, but Mrs Y alleged that she had no idea why the property was no longer in her name, that she didn't know the solicitors who had acted on her behalf and that she did not understand the documents Mr M had asked her to sign.
Our Perfect Title policy protects lenders at times like this
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We have been asked a numerous times this week whether the lender or the solicitors (on either side of the transaction) must to see their clients face to face. If you are a lender or solicitor acting in a transaction and taking advantage of our Perfect Title policy there is no requirement for face to face meetings in this time of recommended isolation.
Buy-to-let considerations
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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.
Bank rate rise: duck for cover?
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The recent rise in the Bank of England?s base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% had been widely predicted. Some lenders had already raised their rates before the announcement, and others swiftly followed suit.
A valuable lesson
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Recent data from the Bank of England's Credit Conditions Review on Q4 of 2016 noted a return to "greater credit availability for borrowers with LTV ratios above 75%."
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