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Government launched £20m support fund for lenders to pilot EPC products

The government is encouraging lenders to innovate in the green finance market so homeowners and landlords can reduce their carbon emissions and lower their energy bills. The objective is to provide households with more choice of affordable finance options to retrofit Britain’s inefficient housing stock as part of the commitment to meet ambitious EPC targets […]

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How to increase the value of your rental property 

If you’re a landlord, the last thing you want is for your property to sit on the market for months. You have bills to pay and mouths to feed, after all.  But here’s the good news: The longer your tenants stay, the higher the value of your rental property!  Here are some tips for increasing […]

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Fixed Rates being withdrawn across the board – borrowers should act now

The Bank of England’s chief economist has said the government’s mini-budget, which led to the pound falling to a record low against the dollar, will require “a significant monetary policy response”. Kwarteng sent sterling and government bonds into freefall on Friday with a so-called mini-budget that was designed to grow the economy by funding tax […]

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Commercial landlords unprepared for incoming EPC legislation changes

Improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock is a key part of the Governments manifesto pledge to tackle Climate Change.  Despite this, 40% of commercial landlords are unaware that in just six months legislation is coming into force that requires commercial rented properties to have an EPC rating of at least E. Research by […]

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Landlords: here is all you need to know about the new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules 

It’s 2022, and you’re a landlord. You’ve had your fair share of bad tenants. You’ve had people not pay the rent on time. You’ve had to deal with pests and mould in the property. But now, you have a new problem – and it’s literally life-threatening:  The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 […]

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Scotland’s rent freezes to tackle cost of living 

Nicola Sturgeon has announced a rent freeze for public and private rented properties as part of efforts to help people struggling with rising bills.  What a time to be alive! Describing pressures on household budgets as a “humanitarian emergency”, Scotland’s first minister set out the annual programme for government as the Holyrood parliament met for […]

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How to use bridging finance to purchase property at auction

Paul Elliott, Managing Director of Propp sat down to talk about the rise of the property auction and how bridging finance is playing an important part in its growth. Bridging finance traditionally was used to bridge the gap between selling your home and buying a new home or a measure to prevent a chain break. […]

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Multi-unit property development stalled after funds ran dry

Careful costing of a property development is key to ensuring your project stays on time and on budget, but even the most experienced builders, property developers and landlords know that it takes just a few bumps in the road to throw these straight out the window.   According to UK Construction Online less than one in […]

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When it comes to specialist finance, you must deal with an expert. Always.

Over half of brokers have admitted to providing bridging finance to clients even though they don’t have a good knowledge of the market according to a recent industry report by West One and Brightstar. While its great news that three-quarters of traditional brokers are recognising the important role bridging finance can make to your property […]

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Just a 10% deposit needed for a residential bridge with Apex

Apex has launched a pilot product offering 90% LTV against open market value for experienced investors. It’s a great bridging loan for below market value quick flips you may pick up at auction. Property The property must be a residential purchase that will benefit from an uplift in value whilst the bridging loan is in […]

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Purchasing a portfolio of 7 HMOs worth £1.8m

A recent portfolio case we handled demonstrates the importance of working with an expert for your finance needs. Our client wanted to use a bridge to obtain a portfolio with a market value of £1.8M but a purchase price of £1.45 million before refinancing onto a BTL mortgage to free up his capital, which is […]

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Property News in UK

The Propp news reel is your one-stop-shop for property news in the UK. Covering areas of specialist lending such as bridging finance, commercial mortgages and development finance.

Whether you’re a seasoned investor, novice landlord or avid auction buyer you’re in the right place to stay on top of all you need to know about property.

Latest Landlord News

We’ll be updating this section with the UK’s latest landlord news, tips for managing tenants and maintaining a profitable portfolio whether you’re a first-time landlord or have a portfolio of HMOs.

Buy-to-let investors and landlords can check in for regulatory updates and information on investment opportunities up and down the country.

Keeping up to date with buy to let latest news is key to success as a landlord.

Tenants and landlords alike can check in for lettings news to compare rental price trends up and down the country.

Bridging Finance News

You’ll be kept up to date on the latest and greatest across the world of bridging finance, from stand out products to lenders that are making a splash.

Short term finance is a useful tool in any investors toolkit, be it to support purchases at auction or to fund the purchase and renovation of unmortgageable properties to make them marketable. The industry can be a whirlwind so stay up to date with the best rates on the market by tuning into our bridging loan news reel.

Property Development News

Check in here for regulatory updates and keep track of changes to permitted development rights in the UK.

A team of property experts will bring the latest property news, market reports and an industry overview as and when the news breaks.

Commercial Property News

We hope to be reporting soon the return of lenders to the commercial playground after a mass slowdown since early 2020 caused lending to drop off a cliff.

Follow here to be the first to hear as lenders and banks begin to increase their appetite for owner-occupied loans and lending in areas such as hospitality.

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