Archive | January, 2018

Property market braces for shockwaves from landmark leasehold case

Appeal court ruling could halve the cost of extending leases or buying freeholds for 2.1m households in England and Wales One of Britain’s richest men, the Duke of Westminster, could see the value of his estates plummet this week if a landmark legal challenge is successful. The case could also benefit 2m households across England […]

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DA vs AR: FCA network criticism highlights attraction of independence

The debate between being directly authorised (DA) or an appointed representative (AR) has been raging through 2017. Phil Whitehouse, managing director of MCI Mortgage Club, argues why brokers may want to go DA in 2018. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a stark warning to mortgage networks about the need for greater responsibility over […]

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