Category: precise mortgages

Looking at a property project? Refurb to Let…

Looking for a property project?  Just because a property is run down or even classed as ‘uninhabitable’, does not mean you cannot get a mortgage on it.  Or, if you are intending to purchase a property to let out, but it’s currently in an ‘unlettable’ condition.  Lenders will cater for these scenarios (dependant on the […]

New rules for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Concentrating on Buy to Lets this week as yet more changes are on the horizon!  With effect from 1st October 2018, new mandatory rules will be applicable to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO).  Any property with five or more occupants (not all related) will now need an HMO licence, as the Licensing of Houses in […]

AToM – Best Buy to Let Distributor for HMOs 2017!

There are many awards issued throughout the year in various industries.  Some you are nominated for.  Some you can voted for yourself.  Others are awarded to celebrate the volume and quality of the business you produce.  Thankfully, the latter applies to the latest award that AToM has just received.   At a lavish awards ceremony held […]

HMOs, Ltd Company Buy to Lets and Credit scoring!

There have been a number of competitive launches this week in the Buy to Let sector.  Especially for those buying a House of Multiple Occupation, or in a limited company name. The more noticeable includes the launch of new products from our friends at Precise Mortgages, designed to assist those looking to purchase investment properties […]

Rates to rise in ‘near term’.

Hopefully you will have seen the headlines this week, but if you haven’t, the specific one I am referring to is where the Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he expects the bank base rate to rise in the “near term” – thought to be within the next few months. He did emphasise […]

Don’t talk the market down, it’s ticking over nicely!

There have been a number of comments made in the national press recently regarding the market being in a lull and how mortgages are becoming harder to obtain.  I do think sometimes that people talk the market down, rather than reporting the actual situation. As both a specialist mortgage provider, as well as whole of […]

Stick with your current lender?

So, your mortgage product is coming to the end of it’s term.  You may have fixed for an amount of time, maybe two, three or five years.  And now your rate is due to change to the lenders variable rate, which in the main, is higher than the rate you are currently on, and your […]

Positive news for the Self Employed and also Ex-Pats!

The self employed have had a good week on the mortgage side.  Specialist lender, Precise Mortgages has changed criteria and will now allow customers to use just last years accounting figures as income for a mortgage.  Previously the lender, and most lenders, would look at two or three years figures and average over the period.  […]

Product innovation is key, as house prices increase

As we enter the second half of the year, we have surprisingly seen some product interest rate increases.  SWAP rates (the mechanism through which lenders can acquire a fixed price for funding over a specific period of time) have been extremely volatile over the last few weeks and have caused some concern within the mortgage […]

It’s all ‘go’ in the Mortgage market!

There are many changes in the mortgage market to report on this week!  I start with those who have cut rates or launched new products!  These include Halifax (some rates reduced by 0.5%), Barclays (some rates cut by 0.5% across residential and Buy to Let ranges), Aldermore Mortgages (some Buy to Let rates cut by […]